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This article is part of the supplement: The Limits of Market-based Reforms

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Commissioning healthcare for people with long term conditions: the persistence of relational contracting in England’s NHS quasi-market

Alison Porter1*, Nicholas Mays2, Sara E Shaw3, Rebecca Rosen4 and Judith Smith4

Author Affiliations

1 College of Medicine, Swansea University SA2 8PP, UK

2 Professor of Health Policy, Department of Health Services Research and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 15-17 Tavistock Place, London WC1H 9SH, UK

3 Queen Mary University of London, Centre for Primary Care and Public Health, Blizard Institute, 8 Turner Street, London E1 2AB, UK

4 The Nuffield Trust, 59 New Cavendish St, London W1G 7LP, UK

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BMC Health Services Research 2013, 13(Suppl 1):S2  doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-S1-S2

Published: 24 May 2013

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Commissioning activities observed in each of the six commissioning developments

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