The reform of the British National Health Service

Madden, Thomas A.; Madden, T A
September 1991
Journal of Public Health Policy;Autumn1991, Vol. 12 Issue 3, p378
Academic Journal
journal article
After a 40-year existence as a service sheltered from market influences, the reforms introduced in 1990 and coming into effect at this time profoundly alter the role of hospitals and primary care physicians. The hospitals may sell and purchase services across former boundaries; the family doctor has a host of additional duties under the new contract. The details of these arrangements and professional criticisms are described.


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