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Do quasi-markets evolve? Institutional analysis and the NHS
Institutional analysis offers a promising opportunity for theoretical cross-fertilization between economics and sociology. Neo-institutional economics argues that organizations gravitate towards
The British health care reforms, the American health care revolution, and purchaser/provider contracts.
American and British purchaser/provider contracts are reviewed, finding contracts address similar issues but often take disparate approaches, and offer possibilities to transfer contracting "technology" between the two contracting cultures.
Health Law and the European Union
How does the law of the European Union affect health law and policy? At first sight, it seems limited. However, despite its restricted formal competence, the EU has recently become increasingly
Health care law:text and materials
Rights to health and health care. Health care ethics. Professional accountability I. Professional accountability II. Capacity. Consent. Children. Confidentiality and access to records. Mental health.
Conscientious objection and the nurse: a right or a privilege?
  • J. McHale
  • Medicine
    British journal of nursing
  • 1 November 2009
It is suggested that rather than let practice evolve to enable persons to opt out, the fundamental issues as to whether it should be a right or a privilege needs careful consideration across healthcare professions as a whole and a broader public debate.
Consent for childhood cancer tissue banking in the UK: the effect of the Human Tissue Act 2004.
The effect of the Human Tissue Act on consent, in the context of childhood tissue banking, is explored, which could possibly lead tumour banks to reassess the nature and process of obtaining consent for the use of samples from children in research.
Health care contracts in Britain and the United States: a case for technology transfer?
This paper draws on the reading of contracts, interviews with contracting parties, and ongoing research on NHS contracting in Wales to compare contracting practice within the two systems and examines how the very different environments of the public, hierarchically-regulated NHS and the private health care market of the US influence the detailed content of contract clauses.