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Health and the National Health Service : Wiley Series in Polymer Science - John Carrier

Health and the National Health Service

Wiley Series in Polymer Science

Paperback Published: 1st December 2000
ISBN: 9780485801071
Number Of Pages: 420

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The NHS came into existence from an atmosphere generated by strong ideological commitment of the post-war Labour government, and the opposition of the Conservative party to the idea of a universally available, centrally planned medical care service. In more recent years, the conflict about the service has increased. Rising public expectations about what is feasible in medicine have been matched by criticisms implying low standards in the NHS. This book weighs up the successes and failures of the NHS, and examines the conflicts which have risen the health service for over 40 years. It looks at recent responses to the apparent failure of health care in the UK, and includes discussions of the public/private debate within the health service. Carrier and Kendall have written together "NHS Management" and the "Griffiths Report, Medical Negligence" (1990), and contributed to and edited "Socialism and the NHS" (1990).

Social assistance and voluntarism
Social insurance and local government
War and welfare
Political parties and pressure groups
Efficiency and equity
reorganization and rationality
Managers and markets
New Labour and new NHS
Health and health care
The role of the state
Rationing, regulation and rights
NHS: success or failure?
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ISBN: 9780485801071
ISBN-10: 0485801078
Series: Wiley Series in Polymer Science
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 420
Published: 1st December 2000
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.64 x 14.17  x 2.08
Weight (kg): 0.47
Edition Number: 1