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