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Policy through procurement - the introduction of digital signal process (DSP) hearing aids into the English NHS.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16621123     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Despite being a major user of many technologies and innovations, the healthcare sector's role and influence as a procurer of technologies has been poorly represented by the literature and consequently is not fully understood. Providing a practical example of the introduction of digital signal process (DSP) hearing aids in to the English NHS, this paper discusses the role of public sector procurement agencies in the uptake of technologies from the private sector and their adoption by the public sector. Employing a system of innovation (SI) approach, the paper highlights the need for policy-makers to adopt a dynamic as well as systemic perspective that recognises the shifting roles, responsibilities and interactions of key stakeholders throughout the innovation process.
Wendy Phillips; Louise Knight; Nigel Caldwell; John Warrington
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2006-04-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Health policy (Amsterdam, Netherlands)     Volume:  80     ISSN:  0168-8510     ISO Abbreviation:  Health Policy     Publication Date:  2007 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-11-20     Completed Date:  2007-02-27     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8409431     Medline TA:  Health Policy     Country:  Ireland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  77-85     Citation Subset:  H    
Centre for Research in Strategic Purchasing and Supply (CRiSPS), University of Bath School of Management, Bath BA2 7AY, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Great Britain
Health Policy*
Hearing Aids*
State Medicine / organization & administration*

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