By Carol KomaromyThis book considers the major dilemmas arising from funding, organization and delivery of health care in the United Kingdom. in 2000 and beyond. ‘Health care’ is given the widest possible definition – stepping beyond the health service to include social, community, educational and government initiatives – in an analysis of the constraints on and opportunities for improving the nation’s health. A number of contemporary themes are explored: the management of financial and human resources, the evaluation of health care, participation in health care decisions, divisions in health care labour, the impact of technological innovation, balancing the provision of hospital, primary and community care and demand for curative and preventive services.
Published by Open University Press – www.openup.co.uk
ISBN 0 33520841. 17 pounds 99p.