Credit Crunch Health Care: How Economics Can Save Our Publicly-Funded Health Services

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCredit crunch Health Care: How Economics Can Save Our Publicly-Funded Health Services
Place of PublicationBristol
PublisherThe Policy Press
ISBN (Print)9781847427526
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011

Keywords

  • health care
  • public funds
  • health economics

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    Donaldson, C. (2011). Credit Crunch Health Care: How Economics Can Save Our Publicly-Funded Health Services. In Credit crunch Health Care: How Economics Can Save Our Publicly-Funded Health Services The Policy Press. http://researchonline.gcu.ac.uk/iahr/91