Management of Key Purchaser Risks in Devolved Purchase Arrangements in Health Care

@inproceedings{Cumming2000ManagementOK,
  title={Management of Key Purchaser Risks in Devolved Purchase Arrangements in Health Care},
  author={Jackie Cumming},
  year={2000}
}
This paper examines the key risks and risk management strategies associated with devolving the purchase of publicly funded health care to non-governmental organisations, where the aim is to maintain at least the current level of equity of access. The key risk is greater ‘cream-skimming’ or risk selection, particularly with competitive purchase models based on patient choice of purchaser. The paper also examines the risks of poor purchaser performance and cost shifting. Minimising these risks… CONTINUE READING

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