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Commissioners struggle to cut back on services, survey finds

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d5961 (Published 19 September 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d5961
  1. Fiona Tasker
  1. 1London

Commissioners in England are more interested in new developments in the health service than setting priorities on how to spend their core funding, says a report. They also struggle to disinvest in services, to make evidence based decisions, and to involve the public.

The findings, from the Health Services Management Centre at the University of Birmingham and the health policy think tank the Nuffield Trust, are based on results from a survey completed by 80 (53%) of …

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