Purchasing patient centred care : integrating primary, secondary and community health services Public Deposited

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  • London
  • King's Fund College
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  • 1993
  • 28
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  • The impetus for this publication came from a seminar which was set up on behalf of the NHS Management Executive to investigate the lessons learned for the development of integrated purchasing from the Localities Project. Purchasing patient-centred health (and social) care requires deliberate focus on the patient through: patient centred care planning in the primary care setting; close collaboration between purchasers, general practitioners and the primary health care team; integrated health care provision; detailed case mix outcome measures. Eight possible ways are suggested for analysing service requirements in order to develop effective purchasing plans. Of these: population `need', and care processes are recommended as basic building blocks in combination with: location of care, and outcomes at each location. A fundamental change is required of purchasers and providers who must recognise the importance of the general practitioner role in care planning, making that role explicit and support its development. This is called patient centred care planning.
  • Pagination: 28p.
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