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Outcome-based commissioning

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Outcome-based commissioning is an approach to commissioning healthcare that is based on the combination of five components:
  • use of outcomes
  • a population approach
  • use of metrics and learning
  • payments and incentives
  • coordinated delivery.

Rather than an individual intervention, it is part of a broader approach to transforming a whole healthcare system, with a focus on outcomes for patients or service users.


Implications for voluntary organisations

Our section on monitoring for public service delivery explains how the commissioning of outcomes is different from commissioning outputs and activities.

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