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Sixty Years On: Who Cares for the NHS?
     

Sixty Years On: Who Cares for the NHS?

by Helen Evans, Stephen Pollard (Foreword by)
 

This groundbreaking new study shows that, although the politicians do not feel confident in proposing radical new models of health care, elite opinion in the media, in political circles, in academia, and in policy think tanks has fallen out of love with the idea of a centrally planned health service provided and financed by government. Elite opinion does not, as

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This groundbreaking new study shows that, although the politicians do not feel confident in proposing radical new models of health care, elite opinion in the media, in political circles, in academia, and in policy think tanks has fallen out of love with the idea of a centrally planned health service provided and financed by government. Elite opinion does not, as yet, warm to a free market in health care. Although aspects of a market-based system are accepted, ideas of “market failure” loom large—especially amongst the political class. Nevertheless, author Helen Evans shows how some groups of opinion formers are prepared to be more radical. These groups, she believes, may in time be effective in promoting a vision of a market in health care that is free from government interference and from the stifling power of government-granted professional monopolies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780255366113
Publisher:
Institute of Economic Affairs
Publication date:
06/01/2008
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 5.10(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

Helen Evans is a health policy expert and a registered nurse with a wealth of clinical and health care delivery experience. She is currently director of Nurses for Reform, a health fellow with the Adam Smith Institute, and a director of the leading predictive public affairs consultancy Farsight SPI. She has worked for a range of think tanks, including the Centre for New Europe in Brussels and as a senior nurse in the Royal London Hospitals Trust and St. Bartholomew’s Hospital. Stephen Pollard is president of the Centre for the New Europe.

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