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The future of healthcare in the UK: think-tanks and their policy prescriptions

Ruane Sally

in Social Policy Review 17

Published by Policy Press

Published in print June 2005 | ISBN: 9781861346704
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447303442 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861346704.003.0009
The future of healthcare in the UK: think-tanks and their policy prescriptions

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This chapter talks about the proposals on the health service, and the role of government in providing healthcare. It reveals that there is a considerable consensus among the right-wing and centre-left think-tanks about the desirability of an agenda of choice and competition among healthcare providers. The chapter also shows that think-tanks have helped build a discourse which sets the framework for political debate, and legitimates the move to market-based forms of provision.

Keywords: health service; government; healthcare provision; think-tanks; agenda of choice; agenda of competition; healthcare providers; market-based provision; forms of provision

Chapter.  7887 words. 

Subjects: Social Research and Statistics

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