This key text provides a thorough and up-to-date review of the changes in the structure and organisation of the health service.
It focuses on how successive governments have approached problemes of health care, their policy assumptions and the economic and political context of their decision-making.
Divided into four parts the text considers in turn : the foundations and framework of the NHS, policy issues within the NHS that dominated the government's policy agenda until the late 1980s, health and society and critiques of health policy which developed in the late 1970s and 1980s, and new directions for health policy in the future.
Key topics include : health service management, ressource allocation, the care of dependent groups, attitudes towards health status, the prevention of ill health.
Drawing on historical and contemporary sources and extracts from key policy documents Health policy and the NHS reviews the impact of the 1990s health care reforms, highlights issues that have been omitted from the government's policy agenda and considers the aims, dilemmas and uncertainties of providing health care in the 21st Century.
Covering a broad range of issues and giving access to a wide range of sources'Health policy and the NHS'is essential reading for students taking degree courses in health policy, social policy, health studies or health service management.
It will also be of great interest to policy makers and health service managers.
Mots-clés Pascal : Système santé, Organisation, Médecine générale, Gestion, Hôpital, Autonomie, Dépendance, Prévention, Politique sanitaire, Politique sociale, Royaume Uni
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health system, Organization, Internal medicine, Management, Hospital, Autonomy, Dependence, Prevention, Health policy, Social policy, United Kingdom
Notice produite par :
ENSP - Ecole nationale de la santé publique (devenue EHESP)
Cote : BS15/0071
Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 10/04/1997.