Physiotherapy service contracts and 'business autonomy'

J. Ovretveit*

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If physiotherapists are to retain their own management structures then physiotherapy managers will need to be able to negotiate and manage contracts. These are an important management tool and can allow physiotherapists to develop the 'business autonomy' which will be essential to the future of the profession. The purpose of this paper is twofold: To give an introduction to contracting for new physiotherapy managers and to give an overview of the subject for other physiotherapists. To show why contract management is important to the future of physiotherapy services in public markets and to their professional and 'business autonomy'.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)372-376
Number of pages5
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes


  • Business autonomy
  • Contracts
  • Management
  • Purchasing


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