Druglink article 1994 – The state of the market by Peter Mason and John Marsden

Continuing realignment between purchasers and providers characterises the new markets for health and social care. Purchaser-driven changes in service delivery are likely to accelerate as the focus shifts to service outcomes. Services have shown themselves able to adapt to the new environment but there are concerns that inadequate funding is leading to cost driven decrease in standards. The future lies in documenting service outcomes and in services collaborating to provide a range of provision for their clients.

The state of the market (PDF)