World-leading health economist Cam Donaldson defends NHS-type systems on the same basis as their detractors: economic efficiency. However, protecting government funding of health care is not enough: scarcity has to be managed. Donaldson goes on to show how we can get more out of our systems by addressing issues of value for money. In particular, he demonstrates what has been achieved through health care reform but questions how much more this can deliver relative to getting serious about priority setting.The issues addressed in the book have global relevance and this accessible book will therefore appeal to the public, health professionals and health policy specialists.
|Title of host publication||Credit crunch Health Care: How Economics Can Save Our Publicly-Funded Health Services|
|Place of Publication||Bristol|
|Publisher||The Policy Press|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2011|
- health care
- public funds
- health economics