The four UK health systems: Learning from each other – The King’s Fund – 13 June 2013

Posted on June 14, 2013. Filed under: Health Mgmt Policy Planning, Health Policy | Tags: |

The four UK health systems: Learning from each other – The King’s Fund – 13 June 2013

” This paper aims to probe what it sees as a woefully under-explored area: the differences between the United Kingdom’s four separate health systems. These systems, it argues, are diverging in terms of structures, management approaches, and the way social care relates to health.

In theory, this divergence should offer a unique opportunity to establish ‘what works’ in these different approaches. In practice, the exercise is hampered by hard-to-compare data and a political reluctance to back comparative studies.

Much more could be done to facilitate such studies. To this end, the paper explores devolution, finance and politics, documenting areas that diverge and those where cross-border transfer of policy has occurred. It concludes by listing opportunities for cross-border learning that are being ignored.”

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