The Politics of Health Policy Reform in the UK : England's Permanent Revolution Hardback
by Calum Paton
This book explains the politics of thirty years of 'market reform' in the English NHS, with the rest of the UK a counter-factual.
Paton shows how each subsequent reform has been shaped by the confusion left by the previous reform.
The long-term ideology has been anti-statist but policy-making at each stage of 'reform' has been driven by short-term politics.
The outcome in England has been ever-increasing complexity in the NHS, with significantly increased management costs and no commensurate benefit.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 212 pages, XVI, 212 p.
- Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
- Publication Date: 22/09/2016
- Category: Public administration
- ISBN: 9781137473424
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