Towards an understanding of health care purchasing:The purchasing behaviour of general practice fundholders

Laing, A. and Cotton, S. (1995) Towards an understanding of health care purchasing:The purchasing behaviour of general practice fundholders. Journal of Marketing Management, 11 (6). pp. 583-600. ISSN 0267-257X

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Abstract

In the last few years there have been considerable changes in the National Health Service. Perhaps the most significant of these has been the introduction of competition into health care, that is the split of the health service into purchasers and providers of care. Central to this development has been the introduction of general practice fundholding, whereby practices are able to purchase health care for their patients directly from competing suppliers. Those practices which have become fundholders have faced considerable challenges in developing their purchasing function. At the same time, provider units in areas where fundholding has become established face an increasingly fragmented purchasing base. Building on existing theoretical work into the nature of organizational purchasing behaviour and current knowledge of the health care market in Britain, this paper attempts to develop an understanding of the dynamics of GP fundholder purchasing behavior. © 1995 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Marketing Management
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/1400/1406
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ID Code: 89835
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 23 Jan 2018 10:14
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Published?: Published
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2019 20:38
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/89835

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