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The health debatePolicy & Politics in the Twenty-First Century$
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David J. Hunter

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9781861349293

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861349293.001.0001

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Key challenges facing health systems

Key challenges facing health systems

(p.1) 1 Key challenges facing health systems
The health debate

David J. Hunter

Policy Press

This chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the current debate concerning health care reform. It reviews some of the key contemporary debates evident in health systems and considers how they have shaped the way in which such systems have evolved over time and continue to evolve. It offers a framework for understanding the politics of health and discusses the role of the government and the private sector in health care reforms. It also discusses the history of reforming the British National Health Service (NHS).

Keywords:   health care reforms, politics, health, government, private sector, NHS

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