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Outsourcing health-care services to the private sector and treatable mortality rates in England, 2013–20: an observational study of NHS privatisation

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The effects of outsourcing health services to for-profit providers are contested, with some arguing that introducing such providers will improve performance through additional competition while others worry that this will lead to cost cutting and poorer outcomes for patients. We aimed to examine this debate by empirically evaluating the impact of outsourced spending to private providers, following the 2012 Health and Social Care Act, on treatable mortality rate... Expand abstract
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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1016/s2468-2667(22)00133-5

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Social Policy & Intervention
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
The Lancet Public Health Journal website
Volume:
7
Issue:
7
Pages:
e638-e646
Publication date:
2022-06-29
Acceptance date:
2022-05-12
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EISSN:
2468-2667
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1266459
Local pid:
pubs:1266459
Deposit date:
2022-07-03

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