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Managing the Internal Market : Health Services Administration Ser. - Ian Tilley

Managing the Internal Market

Health Services Administration Ser.

Paperback Published: 1st June 1993
ISBN: 9781853961953
Number Of Pages: 328

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Managing the Internal Market inquires into the management and operation of the key institutions of the NHS internal market in acute services, now in its fourth year of commissioning. It addresses the complexity and importance of 'managed competition' by offering both broad accounts by leading academics and chapters by practitioners - purchasers, providers, managers, doctors and nurses - two worlds not frequently brought together in a single volume. Only by listening to these different voices, with their particular interests and ways of viewing the internal market, will an adequate understanding begin to emerge.

Industry Reviews

'It will be helpful for any student of the process that the health service underwent, whether they be an academic or a clinician taking up a management interest and wishing to understand how and why we have ended up where we are' - Nursing Standard

'The real fascination of the book is its blend of rigorous academic analysis of how major institutions are adapting to change' - Accountancy Age

The Main Institutions of the Internal market
Approaching the Internal Market
The Nature and Scope of the Book
The Macro Picture
The Internal Market
The Shifting Agenda
Regulation or Free Market for the NHS? A Case for Coexistence
Creating Competitionin the NHS
Is it Possible? Will it Work?
Understanding Internal Markets in the NHS
An Appraisal of a New Role
Competition and the NHS
Monitoring the Market
Four Providers' Strategic Responses and the Internal Market
Contracting and the Quality of Medical Care
Contract Pricing
A Management Opportunity
Industrial Relations under Managed Competition
Practitioner Accounts
The District and the Reforms
New Roles in the Changing World of Health Care
General Practitioners and the Market
The Purchaser/Provider Split as Seen by a Major Provider
The Case of King's Healthcare
Everyone a Trust? Trust Status in the Experience of the Guy's and Lewisham NHS Trust
Mainstream Specialisms and the NHS Market
The Case of Surgery
Psychiatry and the Purchaser/Provider Divide
Health Care of the Elderly and the Internal Market
Can Nurses Learn to Dance? Nursing and 'Managed' Competition
Concluding Remarks
The Value of an Enhanced 'Organizational R & D' Function in a Rapidly Changing NHS
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ISBN: 9781853961953
ISBN-10: 1853961957
Series: Health Services Administration Ser.
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 1st June 1993
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.48