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International perspectives on the NHS

International perspectives on the NHS 1492 BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL 3 DECEMBER COMMENTARY RUDOLF KLEIN than the total wealth of Seen from an international the countries comparison does seem to point to an interesting perspective, Britain's National Health Service is a remark- concerned. Indeed, Britain's level of conclusion: that, while the NHS may have an expenditure could roughly be predicted able success It has to do what simply expensively elaborate managerial structure, it story. managed by looking at the income per most other health care in the advanced head: there's very is outstandingly efficient in terms of collecting systems the Western world little wrong with the it industrial countries of have NHS, is therefore and distributing its funds. That is, it scores tempting to conclude, that failed to achieve: to contain costs. Yet seen could not be cured over other systems-like the French-because Britain's NHS by a higher economic growth it collects its money very from a national perspective is rate. cheaply through the to be a But, once again, this tax system, often conclusion must be instead of working through perceived failure, particularly by qualified. As countries get richer, so the cost those working in it. It has to contain of insurance companies or http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png British Medical Journal British Medical Journal

International perspectives on the NHS

British Medical Journal , Volume 2 (6100) – Dec 3, 1977

International perspectives on the NHS

British Medical Journal , Volume 2 (6100) – Dec 3, 1977

Abstract

1492 BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL 3 DECEMBER COMMENTARY RUDOLF KLEIN than the total wealth of Seen from an international the countries comparison does seem to point to an interesting perspective, Britain's National Health Service is a remark- concerned. Indeed, Britain's level of conclusion: that, while the NHS may have an expenditure could roughly be predicted able success It has to do what simply expensively elaborate managerial structure, it story. managed by looking at the income per most other health care in the advanced head: there's very is outstandingly efficient in terms of collecting systems the Western world little wrong with the it industrial countries of have NHS, is therefore and distributing its funds. That is, it scores tempting to conclude, that failed to achieve: to contain costs. Yet seen could not be cured over other systems-like the French-because Britain's NHS by a higher economic growth it collects its money very from a national perspective is rate. cheaply through the to be a But, once again, this tax system, often conclusion must be instead of working through perceived failure, particularly by qualified. As countries get richer, so the cost those working in it. It has to contain of insurance companies or

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Publisher
British Medical Journal
ISSN
0007-1447
eISSN
1468-5833
DOI
10.1136/bmj.2.6100.1492
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Abstract

1492 BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL 3 DECEMBER COMMENTARY RUDOLF KLEIN than the total wealth of Seen from an international the countries comparison does seem to point to an interesting perspective, Britain's National Health Service is a remark- concerned. Indeed, Britain's level of conclusion: that, while the NHS may have an expenditure could roughly be predicted able success It has to do what simply expensively elaborate managerial structure, it story. managed by looking at the income per most other health care in the advanced head: there's very is outstandingly efficient in terms of collecting systems the Western world little wrong with the it industrial countries of have NHS, is therefore and distributing its funds. That is, it scores tempting to conclude, that failed to achieve: to contain costs. Yet seen could not be cured over other systems-like the French-because Britain's NHS by a higher economic growth it collects its money very from a national perspective is rate. cheaply through the to be a But, once again, this tax system, often conclusion must be instead of working through perceived failure, particularly by qualified. As countries get richer, so the cost those working in it. It has to contain of insurance companies or

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British Medical JournalBritish Medical Journal

Published: Dec 3, 1977

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