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Values-Based Commissioning of Health and Social Care

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  • Date Published: June 2012
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107603356

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  • Health and social care commissioning is a values-driven as well as evidence-driven enterprise. However, whereas there has been an expectation that the evidence-base of commissioning should be made fully explicit, the corresponding values-base has been left largely implicit. The book addresses this subject through a detailed discussion of values and values-based practice, illustrated with case examples, and by developing a critique of existing commissioning. This approach enables commissioners to identify and make explicit the often diverse values of all those involved, whether as commissioners, providers or users of services. It provides a skills base and other support processes for working with differences in values held by all those engaged in making commissioning decisions. This will be essential reading for doctors, both experienced and in training, commissioning managers, professional staff in NHS Foundation Trusts and the private sector and all 'at the sharp' end of practice.

    • Establishes the importance of a values-based approach to commissioning decisions
    • Illustrates the issues arising with reference to practical case examples
    • Explains the relevance of values-based commissioning in a wide range of health and social care scenarios
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    • Date Published: June 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107603356
    • length: 168 pages
    • dimensions: 234 x 157 x 8 mm
    • weight: 0.29kg
    • contains: 40 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Foreword
    Acknowledgements
    Preface
    1. Values-based practice in health and social care
    2. Policy and practice
    3. Health and social care reforms in England
    4. Evidence and outcomes
    5. Patient and public involvement
    6. Values-based commissioning and public health
    7. Integrative commissioning of health and social care
    8. Values in priority setting and resource allocation
    9. Values and outcomes
    10. Market stimulation
    11. Management and leadership
    Endnote
    References and bibliography
    Index.

  • Author

    Christopher Heginbotham, Warwick University Medical School
    Christopher Heginbotham OBE is Honorary Professor at the Institute of Clinical Education, Medical School, Warwick University, Warwick, UK.

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