The Health Debate: Second Edition

The Health Debate: Second Edition

by David J. Hunter
     
 

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Health care systems across the world are in a state of permanent revolution as they struggle to cope with multiple pressures arising from changing demography, the rise of noncommunicable disease, the growing demand for health services, and limited resources in a time of austerity. Focusing on reforms of the British National Health Service, this book offers a fresh

Overview

Health care systems across the world are in a state of permanent revolution as they struggle to cope with multiple pressures arising from changing demography, the rise of noncommunicable disease, the growing demand for health services, and limited resources in a time of austerity. Focusing on reforms of the British National Health Service, this book offers a fresh look at how it is coping with such pressures. By exploring the complexity and interconnectedness of health policy and health services concerns, David J. Hunter offers a critical perspective on such issues as integrated care and the return of public health to local government. Crucially, he critiques the market-style changes introduced by the Coalition Government between 2010 and 2015. Lively, accessible, and with implications for global health care policy debates, this new edition of The Health Debate will be vital reading for students of health care and health policy, policy makers, and public health and health care professionals.

Editorial Reviews

on the first edition Health Service Journal
“This book is ideal for anyone with an interest in health policy, health systems development, and the wider health agenda. . . . A useful resource for all students of health, health professionals, policy makers, and strategy developers.”
on the first edition Critical Social Policy
“A thoughtful assessment of recent National Health Service reforms that is more balanced and insightful than many of those produced by New Labour’s critics.”
on the first edition Sociology of Health & Illness
“This book’s strength lies in the clarity of the argument and the presentation of evidence within a clear analytic framework.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781447326977
Publisher:
Policy Press at the Univ of Bristol
Publication date:
03/15/2016
Series:
Policy and Politics in the Twenty-First Century Series
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

David J. Hunter is professor of health policy and management at Durham University. He is coauthor, most recently, of Reforming Healthcare: What’s the Evidence?, also published by Policy Press.

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