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Collaborative Commissioning of Secondary Care Services by Primary Care Trusts

Baxter, K., Weiss, M. and Le Grand, J. (2007) Collaborative Commissioning of Secondary Care Services by Primary Care Trusts. Public Money and Management, 27 (3). pp. 207-14. ISSN 0954-0962

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Abstract

This article examines collaborations between primary care trusts in the commissioning of secondary care services in England. It applies principal-agent theory qualitatively to two case studies. The theory suggests that collaboration should take place if organizations share relevant information and agree joint objectives. The study findings show that sharing information is not a major problem for these case studies, but that agreeing joint objectives is.

Item Type: Article
Academic Units: The University of York > Social Work Research and Development Unit (York)
Depositing User: York RAE Import
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2009 09:00
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2009 09:00
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9302.2007.00581.x
Status: Published
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing
Identification Number: 10.1111/j.1467-9302.2007.00581.x
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/7421

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