Distinguishing between the theory and practice of the internal market has been obscured by the considerable controversy generated by the reforms themselves.
In such an environment both the advocates and the opponents of a market based solution have tended to promote their respective claims by reference to underlying political philosophies and economic theories rather than practical experience.
Royce gives his observations of the actual operation of the internal market with particular reference to the commissioning function in Wales.
He highlights inadequacies and inequities in the current system and proposes some remedial actions.
Central to these are the importance of ensuring equitable funding for all purchasers, acknowledging the necessity of rationing, and promoting efficient and effective health care, sometimes at the expense ofpatient choice and guaranteed local service provision.
Mots-clés Pascal : Marché, Interne, Système santé, Royaume Uni, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Markets, Internal, Health system, United Kingdom, Europe
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0480786
Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 01/03/1996.