Healthcare Across The Uk

Author: Great Britain. National Audit Office
Editor: The Stationery Office
ISBN: 9780102977189
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This report highlights key trends and variations in the delivery of healthcare across the four nations of the UK. Life expectancy varies significantly across the UK - from 75.9 in Scotland to 78.6 in England for men, and from 80.4 in Scotland to 82.6 in England for women. Spending on health services in the UK more than doubled in cash terms in the last decade. In 2010-11, despite devoting a higher proportion of total public spending to health, England spent the least on health per person. NHS staff has also increased over the last decade. Scotland has the most GPs per person (80 per 100,000 people in 2009 compared with 70 in England and 65 per 100,000 in both Wales and Northern Ireland). Scotland also has the most medical hospital staff and nursing, midwifery and health visiting staff per person. Comparable data on the efficiency and quality of healthcare are patchy. In 2008-09, average hospital lengths of stay varied from 4.3 days in England to 6.3 days in Wales. Hospital waiting times have fallen in all four nations in recent years, although there are notable variations in how long patients wait for common procedures. In 2009-10 waiting times tended to be lower in England and Wales. There have been significant improvements in levels of healthcare associated infections with rates of MRSA infection dropping by a third or more in all nations. The NAO considers that there would be value in the health departments in the four nations carrying out further work to investigate the variations in performance and identify how they can learn from each other

Health And Health Care In Britain

Author: Rob Baggott
Editor:
ISBN: 9781137116383
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Health Policy In Britain

Author: Christopher Ham
Editor: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137013974
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Systematically updated throughout, the 6th edition of this leading text takes the story of health policy to the end of the Blair era and into the early years of the Brown premiership. It offers a clear and thorough introduction to the history of the NHS, its funding and priorities, and to the process of policy making.

Health And Heartbreak

Author: Jeannie Duckworth
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ISBN: 9781784558147
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It says something that 'When the Boer War began the state had been shocked to find that as many as 60 per cent of young men were unfit to fight (i.e. unable to run 100 yards with a rifle).' Pre-NHS, healthcare in Britain was a hit and miss affair with quality dependent on your wealth, and even if you could afford a doctor, or a stay in hospital, your recovery was, to an extent, determined by luck as medical knowledge was still fairly rudimentary. In Health and Heartbreak - Healthcare Before the NHS Jeannie Duckworth takes the reader into the harrowing world of early 20th century healthcare in the UK. In many homes even a meagre diet was unattainable leading to a barrage of diseases and conditions where people were resigned to illness and death and did not expect any medical miracles. The gradual introduction of drugs, hygiene, diet and financially accessible care are outlined in this very informative read.

Health Services In Britain

Author: Great Britain. Central Office of Information. Reference Division
Editor:
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The Politics Of Healthcare In Britain

Author: Stephen Harrison
Editor: SAGE
ISBN: 1849202443
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'This is an excellent textbook for which there is currently a niche in the market. The chapters on rationing, professionalism, politics of clinical knowledge and the politics of democracy and participation are particularly strong and will be invaluable to students of health policy, health studies and health service research' - Professor Michael Calnan, University of Bristol Written by leading academics in their field, this book provides a clear and considered overview of the politics of health care in Britain. Bringing together a wide range of material on both past events and recent developments, the chapters cover issues such as the politics of health professionalism, clinical knowledge and organisation and management. Each chapter offers a a unique combination of theory, historical detail and analysis of contemporary events. It features case studies to illustrate how policy has evolved and developed in recent years, and the implications these changes have for practice. Written in an accessible style the chapters also include comprehensive introductions, summaries and further reading sections. The final chapter is based on three detailed case studies that illuminate the tensions and debates discussed throughout the book. The Politics of Healthcare in Britain is a timely and authoritative textbook that covers a key topic of the curriculum whilst also contributing to topical debates. The book will be essential reading for students of social policy, health policy, public policy and nursing. It will also be of interest to policy makers and practitioners in the field of health care.

Health Care For Older Americans

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Special Committee on Aging
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Folk Healing And Health Care Practices In Britain And Ireland

Author: Ronald George Moore
Editor: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 9781845456726
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'This is a fascinating and beautiful organized and written manuscript'-Rebecca Lester, Washington University in St. Louis Folk, alternative and complementary health care practices in contemporary Western society are currently experiencing a renaissance, albeit with features that are unique to this historical moment. At the same time, biomedicine is under scrutiny, experiencing a number of distinct and multifaceted crises. In this volume the authors draw together cutting edge cross-cultural, interdisciplinary research in Britain and Ireland, focusing on exploring the role and significance of healing practices ù such as the use of crystals, herbs, cures and charms, potions and lotions ù in diverse local contexts. Ronnie Moore currently Lectures in Medical Anthropology and Sociology in the Departments of Sociology and Public Health, Medicine and Epidemiology at University College Dublin. His research interests include health disparities; health, conflict and ethnic identity; and conflict theory. Stuart McClean is a Senior Lecturer at the University of the West of England, Bristol. His research interests include the resurgence of alternative medicine and healing practices in Western societies, the role of creative arts in health and the global dimensions surrounding health.

The British National Health Service

Author: Derek Gill
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Health And Society Key Debates In Health Care

Author: Taylor, Gary
Editor: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 033522394X
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Takes a unique and accessible debate approach with each chapter introducing a different issue - e.g. private health care. Every chapter is organised around the same format and looks in turn at the historical background to the issue, policy initiatives, theoretical arguments, implications for professionals, etc.

The National Health Service

Author: Charles Webster
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199251100
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The foundation of the National Health Service on 5 July 1948 was a momentous development in the history of the United Kingdom. Issues of health care touch the lives of everyone, and the NHS has come to be regarded as the cornerstone of the welfare state and as a model for state-organisedhealth care systems elsewhere. Yet throughout its history, the Service has existed in an atmosphere of crisis. Charles Webster's political history is an entirely new and original examination of the NHS from its inception through to its management under the first term of the current Labourgovernment, providing the necessary framewrork for assessing its future as we enter the new millennium.

Current Catalog

Author: National Library of Medicine (U.S.)
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First multi-year cumulation covers six years: 1965-70.

National Library Of Medicine Current Catalog

Author: National Library of Medicine (U.S.)
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National Health Care In Great Britain

Author: John C. Goodman
Editor: Fisher Inst
ISBN:
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Health Services In Britain

Author: Great Britain. Central Office of Information. Reference Division
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Cultures Of Psychiatry And Mental Health Care In Postwar Britain And The Netherlands

Author: Roy Porter
Editor: Rodopi
ISBN: 9789042007758
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Anti-psychiatry' is a movement more sloganized than analysed. Until now it has been associated in the English-speaking world primarily with R.D. Laing and a coterie of his associates, and a radical critique not just of psychiatric hospitalization but of the very premises of psychiatry itself and the basic institutions of society, especially the family. But are these notions accurate, or rather distorted images, created by Laing himself or by the media? In this book, which has emerged out of an Anglo-Dutch conference held in June 1997, the realities of critical psychiatry are explored, using comparisons and contrasts between the British and the Dutch experiences as a probe. There were, it turns out, various distinct anti-psychiatries - indeed, hardly anybody actually used that label about themselves - and they played a role in the reform no less than the rejection of regular psychiatry.

Healthcare Across Eu Borders

Author: Stationery Office (Great Britain)
Editor: The Stationery Office
ISBN: 9780104014356
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The House of Lords EU Committee welcomes the proposal from the European Commission for a Directive on patients' rights to cross-border healthcare, but calls for improvements and warns that, due to the unpredictable impact of the provisions in the Directive, it must be carefully monitored upon implementation. The Committee agree with the Commission that, as the right of EU citizens to travel to another Member State to receive healthcare has been confirmed by the European Court of Justice over the last ten years, it is essential to put in place a legal framework to replace the current ad hoc arrangements. The report recommends that a patient's own healthcare provider should pay any fees directly to the provider in the other Member State, and suggests that this could be linked with the process of securing authorisation prior to travel, which the Committee considers necessary both in order to protect the financial resources of health systems and to enable patients to make informed decisions about their treatment. The report also calls on Member States to ensure that patients are aware of their rights under the Directive and are informed about the quality of care that they can expect, any potential language barriers, and how to make a complaint should that be necessary. Member States should finance information for its own citizens about healthcare abroad and should draw up a description of its own health system to guide other Member States. Acknowledging that it may fall to medical practitioners, such as GPs and dentists, to provide the information to patients, the Committee argue that the Directive should avoid the imposition of any administrative burden on healthcare professionals.

Should Medical Care Be Rationed By Age

Author: Margaret P. Battin
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780847675210
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To find more information about Rowman and Littlefield titles, please visit www.rowmanlittlefield.com.

Health And Society In Britain Since 1939

Author: Virginia Berridge
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521576413
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British health policy has undergone enormous change in the post-war era. The NHS established in the post-war period has been constantly reorganised, and the role of doctors and associated medical professions has radically changed. This book considers the changes in health policy and in the service provided by the NHS, and examines in detail the 'mixed economy' of health care and the role of different providers of health care, as well as their relationships both with recipients of care and the state. In doing so, Professor Berridge sheds light on the increasingly important part that lay people, especially women, have played in the provision of health care and looks at community care and the shifting balance of power within the medical profession. The book provides a guide to changes in health and health policy during and since World War II, giving an authoritative analysis of the most recent research.

Restructuring Health Services

Author: Kasturi Sen
Editor: Zed Books
ISBN: 9781842772898
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Health service delivery is being restructured in many different ways in both the industrialized and developing countries. As the scholars in this volume show, this process is set to accelerate as a result of diverse factors including fiscal pressure, privatization, and the impending renegotiation of the WTO General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS). The key policy issues that arise are what are the implications of these changes on access and equity in the healthcare field. The research in this volume, which has been supported by the European Commission, reviews the rapidly changing context in which debates about financing health care and its relationship to globalization and privatization are taking place. Health service delivery is being restructured in many different ways in both the industrialized and developing countries. As the scholars in this volume show, this process is set to accelerate as a result of diverse factors including fiscal pressure, privatization, and the impending renegotiation of the WTO General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS). The key policy issues that arise are what are the implications of these changes on access and equity in the healthcare field. The research in this volume, which has been supported by the European Commission, reviews the rapidly changing context in which debates about financing health care and its relationship to globalization and privatization are taking place.