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Competition and Planning in the National Health Service By Calum Paton

Competition and Planning in the National Health Service
by Calum Paton

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This work analyzes the politics and structure of the NHS and other systems, and theoretical alternatives and health economics. The book outlines the key features of the NHS and the primarily financial problems which created the political controversy in the 1980s.
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Competition and Planning in the National Health Service: The Danger of Unplanned Markets by Calum Paton

Focusing on the White Paper, "Working for Patients" (1989) and the NHS reforms, this work analyzes the politics and structure of the NHS and other systems, and theoretical alternatives and health economics. The book outlines the key features of the NHS and the primarily financial problems which created the political controversy in the 1980s. It then discusses the evolution of policy up to the present day and analyzes rival ideas as to how to run the NHS. The author addresses the problems in the NHS which he sees as "an admirable institution, warts and all", and believes that the changes it has undergone have indeed tested its strength. In his view, the major danger of "unplanned markets" is that current trends in policy could reduce the stability and popularity of the British system of health care.

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Table of Contents


Financing and providing healthcare; perspectives on different systems - competition and planning; the legacy - the NHS and its problems in perspective; ideology, right wing ideas and Conservative reforms - the prime minister's review; the White Paper - competition and planning in practice; implementing the White Paper - the evolving agenda; management, political economy and health policy; the central changes to the NHS - 1991 and after.

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GOR005602969
Competition and Planning in the National Health Service: The Danger of Unplanned Markets by Calum Paton
Calum Paton
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
1992-04-02
176
0412470608
9780412470608
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