How to restructure-proof your health service

Braithwaite, Jeffrey
July 2007
BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);7/14/2007, Vol. 335 Issue 7610, p99
Academic Journal
The article presents the author's opinions on the plans of Great Britain's National Health Service (NHS) and health secretary Alan Johnson to sponsor a major review of the NHS while at the same time pledging to stop giving top-down instructions and ceasing centrally dictated restructuring. Arguments are presented which suggest that the only thing major reviews produce are more instructions and new rounds of restructuring. Suggestions for changes, including the securing of a baseline and subsequent data on changes to patient outcomes, which could be implemented to create effective health service, are offered.


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