Restructuring the Medical Profession

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McGraw-Hill Education (UK), Nov 1, 2005 - Education - 197 pages
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This book provides a comprehensive analysis of British health policy over the past twenty-five years. Drawing on data from case studies, it provides empirical evidence of the impact of recent health policies upon the National Health Service (in general) and the medical profession (in particular).
 

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Chapter 02 REFORMING PROFESSIONAL RELATIONS
13
Chapter 03 THE POLITICS OF THE MEDICAL PROFESSION
36
Chapter 04 NEW PUBLIC MANAGEMENT ENTERS PRIMARY CARE
61
Chapter 05 HEALTH CARE QUALITY
89
Chapter 06 TRANSFORMING INTRAPROFESSIONAL RELATIONS?
113
Chapter 07 INTRAPROFESSIONAL FUTURES
139
Appendix
160
References
165
Index
179
Back cover
184
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Page x - SERIES EDITOR'S INTRODUCTION Health services in many developed countries have come under critical scrutiny in recent years. In part this is because of increasing expenditure, much of it funded from public sources, and the pressure this has put on governments seeking to control public spending. Also important has been the perception that resources allocated to health services are not always deployed in an optimal fashion. Thus at a time when the scope for increasing expenditure is extremely limited,...
Page xi - These issues have been chosen because they are both of current interest and of enduring importance. The series is intended to be accessible to students and informed lay readers as well as to specialists working in this field. The aim is to go beyond a textbook approach to health policy analysis and to encourage authors to move debate about their issues forward. In this sense, each book presents a summary of current research and thinking, and an exploration of future policy directions. Professor Chris...

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