Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The health debatePolicy & Politics in the Twenty-First Century$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

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

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM POLICY PRESS SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.policypress.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Policy Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in PPSO for personal use.date: 27 January 2022

Meeting the health system challenges

Meeting the health system challenges

(p.23) 2 Meeting the health system challenges
The health debate

David J. Hunter

Policy Press

This chapter provides a broad overview of how health systems in a variety of contexts are responding to the broadly similar challenges they face through a combination of managerialism and markets. It examines why changes that are heralded as pioneering and path-breaking often fail to live up to expectations and are then criticised for having been ‘oversold’. It discusses the predominant approach of NHS reform which focuses on centralised targets, together with a growing commercialisation of health services.

Keywords:   health systems, managerialism, markets, NHS, centralised markets, commercialisation

Policy Press Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.