Developing performance measures for commissioners of health care: the UK Commissioning Outcomes Framework

T. Stokes, D. Sutcliffe, T. Lacey & E. Shaw
Background: The need to commission health care based on its potential to improve health outcomes, as opposed to commissioning health care activity, is a national priority for the NHS in England and Wales. In 2011 NICE was tasked to develop a Commissioning Outcomes Framework (COF): an accountability [for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]