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Volume 13 Supplement 1

The Limits of Market-based Reforms


Edited by Helen Dickinson, Sara Shaw, Jon Glasby and Judith Smith

Publication of this supplement was funded by the Nuffield Trust.

The Limits of Market-based Reforms.

Birmingham, UK1 October 2012

  1. Content type: Research

    Since 1991, there has been a series of reforms of the English National Health Service (NHS) entailing an increasing separation between the commissioners of services and a widening range of public and independe...

    Authors: Alison Porter, Nicholas Mays, Sara E Shaw, Rebecca Rosen and Judith Smith

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13(Suppl 1):S2

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    Historically, primary medical care in the UK has been delivered by general practitioners who are independent contractors, operating under a contract, which until 2004 was subject to little performance manageme...

    Authors: Anna Coleman, Kath Checkland, Imelda McDermott and Stephen Harrison

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13(Suppl 1):S3

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    The direction of health service policy in England is for more diversification in the design, commissioning and provision of health care services. The case study which is the subject of this paper was selected ...

    Authors: Naomi Chambers, Rod Sheaff, Ann Mahon, Richard Byng, Russell Mannion, Nigel Charles, Mark Exworthy and Sue Llewellyn

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13(Suppl 1):S4

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    In recent years joint commissioning has assumed an important place in the policy and practice of English health and social care. Yet, despite much being claimed for this way of working there is a lack of evide...

    Authors: Helen Dickinson, Jon Glasby, Alyson Nicholds and Helen Sullivan

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13(Suppl 1):S6

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  5. Content type: Research

    This paper examines NHS secondary care contracting in England and Wales in a period which saw increasing policy divergence between the two systems. At face value, England was making greater use of market lever...

    Authors: David Hughes, Pauline Allen, Shane Doheny, Christina Petsoulas and Peter Vincent-Jones

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13(Suppl 1):S7

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  6. Content type: Research

    In quasi-markets governance over healthcare providers is mediated by commissioners. Different commissioners apply different combinations of six methods of control ('media of power') for exercising governance: ...

    Authors: Rod Sheaff, Naomi Chambers, Nigel Charles, Mark Exworthy, Ann Mahon, Richard Byng and Russell Mannion

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13(Suppl 1):S8

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