Explaining geographical variations in the contracting out of NHS hospital ancillary services: a contextual approach
AbstractA survey of the contracting out of hospital ancillary services within health districts in the National Health Service, in England and Wales over the period 1985 to 1991, reveals a number of patterns including a north - south divide and a rural - urban split. However, apparently similar districts reveal widely differing experiences of contracting out. Detailed case studies of contracting out in two such districts are used to demonstrate the value of a contextually sensitive approach in understanding this diversity of outcomes. Within each district there is a complex evolution of policy involving interactions between numerous actors and their distinctive local contexts that serve to form differing organisational cultures.
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Volume (Year): 27 (1995)
Issue (Month): 9 (September)
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