The purpose of the present NHS reforms is to introduce a managed market; developing some of the incentives for greater efficiency that are often found in markets while still being able to regulate proceeding to prevent market failures.
If government intervenes too much there will be no incentive to improve efficiency and stremline operations: too little intervention may result in some areas having inadequate health service cover or monopoly powers abusing their position.
Effective management of the NHS market requires eight core elements: openness of information, control of labour and capital markets, regulation of mergers and takeovers, arbitrating in disputes, protection of unprofitable functions such as research and development, overseeing national provision of health services, protection of basic principles of the NHS, and handling of closures and redundancy.
Mots-clés Pascal : Homme, Royaume Uni, Système santé, Economie santé, Politique sanitaire, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Human, United Kingdom, Health system, Health economy, Health policy, Europe
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0325739
Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 199406.