Academics are interested in the big picture, of course. From that point of view,...– Theda Skocpol, “People Like Health Reform When They Learn What It Does,” in the Contexts magazine of the American Sociological Association (Winter 2011). A nice five-paragraph summary of the Affordable Care Act.
The NHS is a shining example of what can be... →
One more contribution of the “British Politics and Policy at LSE” blog on NHS reform. The only positive externality of the reform so far is the production of excellent retrospective commentary on what has been achieved under Blair in terms of health policy. In brief: expenditure has trebled and workforce has expanded (which are both good things, minus red tape costs), performance has plateaued...
A much maligned reform of hospitals is working →
Over at the “British Politics and Policy at LSE” blog, Julian Le Grand, who actively supported provider competition under the Blair government, defends it against the threat of counter-reform by the current coalition. The current NHS reform could not be more contradictory: dropping coordination where it works (cancer networks), adding some where it does not (provider-purchaser choice). I have my...
David Cameron is right. The NHS must change as the population and its health...– Martin McKee’s blog