Novel changes proposed to United Kingdom's National Health Service

Eaton, Lynn
August 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/26/2008, Vol. 179 Issue 5, p414
Academic Journal
The article reports on the proposals of radical changes to the United Kingdom's National Health Service. Among the proposals is a scheme that would allow patients to manage their health care budgets. Under this scheme, the patients will be receiving cash to pay for their health care needs. Moreover, Lord Ara Darzi proposed the adoption of a patients' bill of rights that would allow them to choose their health care providers, and acquire information about their physicians. Other recommendations include a 6-pronged plan to discuss major health issues, and measures to improve health outcomes and allow general practitioners to help individuals to stay healthy.


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