Volume 41, 2006 · Number 6 · pp. 328–336
Market-testing Healthcare: Managed Care, Market Evolution and the Search for Regulatory Principles
The growing costs of healthcare as a percentage of GDP in the industrial countries are causing considerable problems for these economies, but any attempt to change the existing healthcare system in any given country is usually accompanied by hefty political debate. A system needs to be found that rations healthcare effi ciently and effectively, and which is also politically acceptable. The following article examines recent changes in the healthcare systems in the UK and USA and discusses the extent to which they meet these criteria.
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