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Competitive strategy for providers

Competitive strategy for providers National Health Service (NHS) Trusts are struggling to determine a long‐term strategic direction for their organizations in response to the competitive pressures generated by the NHS reforms. The development of long‐term strategic direction and the methods to implement them are presenting real challenges to the Trusts which have inherited service configurations based on bureaucratic planning frameworks rather than service configurations suited to a more competitive environment. Examines the strategic choices available to these organizations; explores the importance of identifying positive strategic choices; and discusses the advantages and disadvantages in the context of the NHS internal market. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Health Manpower Management Emerald Publishing

Competitive strategy for providers

Health Manpower Management , Volume 22 (6): 5 – Dec 1, 1996

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 1996 MCB UP Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0955-2065
DOI
10.1108/09552069610153062
Publisher site
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Abstract

National Health Service (NHS) Trusts are struggling to determine a long‐term strategic direction for their organizations in response to the competitive pressures generated by the NHS reforms. The development of long‐term strategic direction and the methods to implement them are presenting real challenges to the Trusts which have inherited service configurations based on bureaucratic planning frameworks rather than service configurations suited to a more competitive environment. Examines the strategic choices available to these organizations; explores the importance of identifying positive strategic choices; and discusses the advantages and disadvantages in the context of the NHS internal market.

Journal

Health Manpower ManagementEmerald Publishing

Published: Dec 1, 1996

Keywords: Competitive strategy; Health care; Strategic choice

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