Beyond reason?: the National Health Service and the limits of management

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Avebury, 1996 - Social Science - 271 pages
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This book explores the issues of whether 'science + will' in the form of managerialism can ever solve the often intractable health, economic and organizational problems which the National Health Service is concerned with. Its main focus is on the changing management of the NHS and on how the phenomena or processes of commodification, differentiation and rationalization affect it. The experience of the NHS is seen as exemplifying the working out of wider processes in British society, against a background of relevant international comparisons regarding the role of management in the provision of health care.

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Contents

The NHS 194894
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Human resource managers as professionals
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A management role for the general practitioner?
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