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Any Qualified Provider

28 / 06 / 2011

This paper looks at the introduction of the Any Qualified Provider (AQP) policy and debates the different models under which AQP may operate. As a policy that aims to take into account patients’ values and needs, the NHS Confederation envisages that AQP will operate under three models:

  • competition in the market
  • competition for the market
  • a combination of the two.

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