The Case for a National Health Service

Terris, Milton; Cornely, Paul B.; Daniels, Henry C.; Kerr, Lorin E.
December 1977
American Journal of Public Health;Dec1977, Vol. 67 Issue 12, p1183
Academic Journal
The article discusses differences of the National Health Service (NHS) and National Health Insurance (NHI) of different countries. The crucial feature of a NHS is that all health workers are government employees, and that all care is provided in government hospitals and health centers. On the other hand, crucial feature of NHI is that the health providers, whether professional or institutional, are independent entrepreneurs who enter into a contractual arrangement with government to provide services.


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