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Reforming Health Care Systems

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Reforming Health Care Systems

Experiments with the NHS

9781858983295 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Anthony J. Culyer, University of Toronto, Canada and University of York, UK and Adam Wagstaff, Reader in Economics, University of Sussex, UK
Publication Date: 1996 ISBN: 978 1 85898 329 5 Extent: 192 pp
Reforming Health Care Systems brings together the work of leading economic scholars on the reform and development of the United Kingdom’s National Health Service and the implications of this process for health care systems worldwide.

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Reforming Health Care Systems brings together the work of leading economic scholars on the reform and development of the United Kingdom’s National Health Service and the implications of this process for health care systems worldwide.

It addresses important issues such as the financing of medical care, assessments of health care effectiveness, the need for rationing resources and the wider determinants of health in society. The contributors to this stimulating, thought-provoking volume discuss a breadth of topics and approaches. Placing the UK’s health service in an international context, the authors also examine economic understandings of the health care market, the place of contracts and competition, capital and labour markets for health, health care funding and equity in the rationing of health care.

Students, researchers and policy makers will welcome Reforming Health Care Systems for challenging established views and beliefs in order to examine fundamental issues concerned with health care, how it should be delivered and how it should be financed.
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Contributors: M. Chalkley, A.J. Culyer, C. Donaldson, R.G. Evans, J. Hurst, J. Le Grand, J.M. Malcomson, D. Mayston, A. McGuire, A. Wagstaff
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Contents: Foreword (A.J. Culyer, A. Wagstaff) 1. The NHS Reforms – A Challenge or a Threat to NHS Values? (A.J. Culyer) 2. The NHS Reforms in an International Context (J. Hurst) 3. Health, Hierarchy and Hominids - Biological Correlates of the Socioeconomic Gradient in Health (R.G. Evans) 4. Contracts and Competition in the NHS (M. Chalkley, J.M. Malcomson) 5. Purchasing to Meet Need (C. Donaldson) 6. Capital and Labour Markets for Health (D.Mayston) 7. Is there Adequate Funding of Health Care? (A. McGuire) 8. Equity, Efficiency and Rationing of Health Care (J. Le Grand)
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