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Key challenges facing health systems

David J. Hunter

in The health debate

Published by Policy Press

Published in print September 2008 | ISBN: 9781861349293
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447303855 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861349293.003.0001
Key challenges facing health systems

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This chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the current debate concerning health care reform. It reviews some of the key contemporary debates evident in health systems and considers how they have shaped the way in which such systems have evolved over time and continue to evolve. It offers a framework for understanding the politics of health and discusses the role of the government and the private sector in health care reforms. It also discusses the history of reforming the British National Health Service (NHS).

Keywords: health care reforms; politics; health; government; private sector; NHS

Chapter.  7506 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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