Archives for May 31st, 2001

PUBLIC AND PRIVATE ROLES IN HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS

Book News, PublicNet: 31 May, 2001

Claudia ScottThis book examines the theory and practice surrounding public and private sector roles in healthcare systems. The roles of governments and markets are explored in the areas of funding, purchasing, provision and regulation, drawing on the experiences of seven OECD countries. Public and private roles and interfaces are discussed in each country and the health system is evaluated in terms of its capacity to achieve the policy goals of efficiency, cost containment, equity and choice. The book highlights critical public policy choices which governments must make as they contemplate alternative policy strategies for health sector reform.

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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY BOOM REQUIRES RAMPED UP CORRUPTION AWARENESS

Headlines, PublicNet: 31 May, 2001

Public sector managers need to be aware of potential corruption risks for the significant benefits of information technology development to be fully realised.This is a theme showing consistent concern in Britain but this time the warning has come from New South Wales.

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HOUSING MISSING FROM MANIFESTOS

Headlines, PublicNet: 31 May, 2001

A housing lobbying body is claiming that all three major parties are missing one of the key ingredients they will need to deliver their manifesto promises.ROOM says that while Labour, the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats talk about providing adequate, affordable, safe and sustainable housing, none put the requirement high enough up their agenda.

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