Health Policy and Management: The Health-care Agenda in a British Political Context
This text provides an analysis of key management issues, drawing on "general" management theory and practice where necessary but basically looking at health-service management challenges for the NHS.
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mobilizing the money
towards outcomes health gain democracy or both?
fragmentation or coherence?
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