Improving secondary care efficiency: motive and mechanisms in Scotland

Fischbacher, M. (2001) Improving secondary care efficiency: motive and mechanisms in Scotland. Public Money and Management, 21(1), pp. 15-19. (doi: 10.1111/1467-9302.00243)

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Improving the efficiency of the NHS has been a consistent policy objective of British governments in recent years and the structures and mechanisms appropriate for stimulating efficiencies have led to both radical and incremental changes. This article discusses the attitudes and behaviour of fundholding and non-fundholding general practitioners (GPs) under the market system, and uses this as a basis for proposing efficiency improvements within the new health service structures in Scotland.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Fischbacher-Smith, Professor Moira
Authors: Fischbacher, M.
Subjects:R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
College/School:College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School > Management
Journal Name:Public Money and Management
ISSN (Online):1467-9302

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