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Developing an analytical framework to support commissioners and other local health authorities in England to assess integrated care services and make an efficient and accountable allocation of resources on the basis of public values and stakeholders’ preferences.

Part of our Improving Health and Social Care research theme



  • Understand the local commissioning decision context in England with a focus on integrated care interventions.
  • Choose the most suitable priority-setting method to local decision-making in England.
  • Identify all relevant assessment criteria for commissioners, patients and other stakeholders.
  • Assess the relative preference of assessment criteria assigned by different stakeholders.
  • Develop an accessible and transparent decision tool that commissioners can easily use to systematically assess and monitor integrated care services, based on their performance on multiple relevant criteria.



  • Development of a decision tool to support commissioners to easily assess and monitor integrated care services.


Expected Impact

  • Commissioners can allocate resources using a structured approach. This will result in costs savings but also impact on patient experience and outcomes.

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