|Identifying which commissioning processes produce successful outcomes|
University of Sheffield
|This study aims to assess whether
the commissioning initiatives established as part of the health reforms
are producing their expected outcomes.
The study is focusing on identifying the key factors that lead to effective commissioning for three conditions: diabetes; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; and coronary heart disease.
It will identify the commissioning initiatives undertaken in all 152
PCTs in England for these three conditions and study whether they have
resulted in changes over time in health, health inequalities, and service
utilisation (e.g. rate of hospital admissions) compared with PCTs that
have not undertaken intiatives in these three conditions. The research
will also assess the short term cost-effectiveness of commissioning initiatives.
updated: 13 August 2013
Design: C Rivett-Carnac