IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/a/pio/envira/v27y1995i9p1397-1418.html
   My bibliography  Save this article

Explaining geographical variations in the contracting out of NHS hospital ancillary services: a contextual approach

Author

Listed:
  • N Goodwin
  • S Pinch

Abstract

A 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.

Suggested Citation

  • N Goodwin & S Pinch, 1995. "Explaining geographical variations in the contracting out of NHS hospital ancillary services: a contextual approach," Environment and Planning A, Pion Ltd, London, vol. 27(9), pages 1397-1418, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:pio:envira:v:27:y:1995:i:9:p:1397-1418
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: http://www.envplan.com/abstract.cgi?id=a271397
    File Function: abstract
    Download Restriction: Fulltext access restricted to subscribers, see http://www.envplan.co.uk/A.html for details

    File URL: http://www.envplan.com/epa/fulltext/a27/a271397.pdf
    File Function: main text
    Download Restriction: Fulltext access restricted to subscribers, see http://www.envplan.co.uk/A.html for details

    As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to search for a different version of it.

    Citations

    Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
    as


    Cited by:

    1. Philip Pinch & Alan Patterson, 2000. "Public Sector Restructuring and Regional Development: The Impact of Compulsory Competitive Tendering in the UK," Regional Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 34(3), pages 265-275.

    More about this item

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:pio:envira:v:27:y:1995:i:9:p:1397-1418. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Neil Hammond). General contact details of provider: http://www.pion.co.uk .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.