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The health debate: Policy & Politics in the Twenty-First Century

David J. Hunter


Health care systems across the world are in a state of permanent revolution as they struggle to cope with multiple pressures arising from changing demography, new technologies and limited resources. Focusing on the British NHS, this book looks at how it has coped with such pressures over its 60-year history and considers what the future holds. It explores the complexity of health policy and health services, offering a critical perspective on their development. The book offers a reassessment of successive reforms of the NHS and their cyclical nature.

Keywords: health care systems, changing demography, new technologies, limited resources, NHS, health policy, health services, health debate, reforms, multiple pressures

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9781861349293
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861349293.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David J. Hunter, author