The Political Economy of Health Care: A Clinical Perspective (Health & Society)

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This is a passionate analysis of the historical development, current state and potential future shape of the National Health Service by distinguished doctor and author, Julian Tudor Hart. Drawing on many years of clinical experience, Tudor Hart sets out to explore how the NHS might be reconstituted as a humane service for all (rather than a profitable one for the few), and a civilising influence on society as a whole. His starting point is an attack on the creeping commercialisation of the health service - the privatisation of a growing number of spheres, and the application of market economics to procurement, delivery and management. Combining clinical, political and economic arguments, he then proposes his own economic analysis of the NHS, 'derived not from classical theory but from experience of the real health care economy'. The author's aim is to provide 'a big picture' for students, academics, health professionals and NHS users that will inspire them to challenge received wisdoms about how the NHS should develop in the twenty-first century.

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"Health care shaped by market forces and 'commodification' does not deliver services efficiently, let alone equitably. For those who support the principal of universal, equitable access to cost-effective health care, Julian Tudor Hart's radical vision of what is needed will come as a breath of inspiring fresh air." Sir Iain Chalmers, Editor, James Lind Library "Lucid, informative and persuasive. The contrast between reductionist-fragmented and more dialectical-holistic approaches is brilliant. I hope that this book influences a new generation." Dr Helena Sheehan, School of Communications, Dublin City University

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The political economy of health care is a passionate analysis of
the historical development, current state and potential future shape of the
National Health Service (NHS) by distinguished doctor and author, Julian
Tudor Hart.

Drawing on many years of clinical experience, Tudor Hart sets out to
explore how the NHS might be reconstituted as a humane service for all
(rather than a profitable one for the few) and a civilising influence on
society as a whole.

His starting point is an attack on the creeping commercialisation of the
health service - the privatisation of a growing number of spheres and the
application of market economics to procurement, delivery and management.
Combining clinical, political and economic arguments, he then proposes his
own economic analysis of the NHS, 'derived not from classical theory but
from experience of the real health care economy'.

The author's aim is to provide a 'big picture' for students, academics,
health professionals and NHS users that will inspire them to challenge
received wisdoms about how the NHS should develop in the 21st century.

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ISBN 10:  1861348088 ISBN 13:  9781861348081
Publisher: Policy Press, 2006
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