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The tripartite split

Ian Greener

in Healthcare in the UK

Published by Policy Press

Published in print November 2008 | ISBN: 9781861346094
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302490 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861346094.003.0010
The tripartite split

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This chapter discusses tripartism or the tripartite split, one of the key organisational features of the NHS. It explains that the tripartite split is the result of policy makers' and doctors' attempts to overcome, or use to their advantage, the organisational separation between health services resulting from the organisational compromises present in the founding of the NHS in 1948. Though there are pressures for change from the mixed economy of care, the tripartite relationship between health services has remained remarkably intact over the history of the NHS.

Keywords: tripartite split; NHS; Great Britain; policy makers; doctors; health services; economy of care

Chapter.  14382 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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