The future looks uncertain for the Freeman Hospital trust in Newcastle upon Tyne.
There are plans to rationalise the health service in Newcastle by shifting resources from secondary to primary care, and by providing more services locally for people who live in the region but outside Newcastle.
These could reduce the level of contracts that purchasers place with the trust in the future.
Staff at the trust say the service they provide is good value for money, but purchasers do not seem to take this into account.
Instead of choosing from a « shopping list » of priced procedures, purchasers are forcing the trust to dovetail its prices to meet their budgets.
Mots-clés Pascal : Hôpital, Soin santé primaire, Economie santé, Homme, Réforme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Hospital, Primary health care, Health economy, Human
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0028426
Code Inist : 002B30A04B. Création : 09/06/1995.