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Britain and the United States alike face the question of how best to protect the growing and vulnerable population of nursing home residents through State regulation of private institutions. Despite marked differences in scale, organization, and financing between the two nations, there are striking similarities in the problems encountered and in styles of(More)
Through the lenses of Critical GIS and political economy, this paper examines the history of the Wisconsin Land Information Program (WLIP), which was created in 1989 and provides an early US example of the adoption of GIS at the local government level. Using a mixed methods approach and a case study design, the authors focus on the cooperation and conflicts(More)
The 1991 reforms of the National Health Service set up the expectation that rationing would in future be explicit instead of, as in the past, implicit. This has not happened. Research carried out at the University of Bath shows that very few health authorities are rationing by exclusion on the Oregon model. Instead, both central Government and health(More)
The government's proposal to set up a new regulatory body for the private and voluntary sectors is regrettable. The major hospital groups in the private sector could undertake some system of clinical governance. Whatever form regulation takes, it must be supported by much better information on the private sector, including consultants' activity rates and(More)