Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Clinical engagement in high-value commissioning

"Following concern from the Department of Health and Surgical Specialty Associations that there was unexplained variation in the rates of some elective surgical procedures between Primary Care Trusts and that PCTs were varying in their use of “thresholds” for funding these procedures, an engagement exercise was undertaken to bring together commissioners, surgeons and patient representatives to develop an evidence based approach to identifying variation and setting commissioning guidance which could be used nationally to reduce unexplained variation."

Clinical engagement in high-value commissioning: elective surgical procedures
N Beasley
Right Care Casebook Series
January 2013

Read more here.

Read a summary from the Commissioning Elf here.

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