The concept of equity in relation to the National Health Service in Britain encompasses not one but at least eight distinct principles.
Until the 1980s the NHS had a good record of incorporating these principles into practice.
Throughout the 1980s, however, there has been a pronounced change, with the gradual introduction of business values into the service, culminating in the market based reforms of the 1990s.
Several recent policies seem to be taking the NHS away from the goal of an equitable system-for example, the new arrangements for community care and the incentives within contracting to select patients on financial grounds.
Mots-clés Pascal : Service santé, Grande Bretagne, Planification, Accessibilité, Soin, Equité, Accès soin, Royaume Uni, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health service, Great Britain, Planning, Accessibility, Care, Equity, United Kingdom, Europe
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0641187
Code Inist : 002B30A01C. Création : 09/06/1995.