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What is total purchasing?

Mays, N., Goodwin, N., Bevan, G., and Wyke, S. (1997) What is total purchasing? British Medical Journal, 315 (7109). pp. 652-655. ISSN 09598138 (doi:n/a)

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Publisher's URL: http://www.bmj.com/content/315/7109/652.full

Abstract

“Total purchasing” by general practitioners who have been delegated a budget by their local health authority to purchase potentially all the hospital and community health services for their patients is the latest and most ambitious extension of the concept of general practitioner fundholding. Several pilots have been established to test the concept, and a national evaluation has been assessing the costs and benefits attributable to total purchasing. We present here a summary description of the English and Scottish total purchasing pilot projects based on the preliminary report of the national evaluation.1 Evaluative data are not yet available on the consequences of the pilot proj

Item Type:Article
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s):Wyke, Prof Sally
Authors: Mays, N., Goodwin, N., Bevan, G., and Wyke, S.
College/School:College of Social Sciences
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Social Scientists working in Health and Wellbeing
Journal Name:British Medical Journal
Publisher:BMJ Group
ISSN:09598138
ISSN (Online):14685833

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