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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)
Health policy in the United Kingdom is devolved to the four home countries. Nevertheless, England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales share a common commitment to reducing health inequalities and have set explicit targets in areas such as life expectancy, cancer mortality, long-standing illness, and smoking prevalence. However, many of the targets leave(More)
OBJECTIVE Review the limitations in cross-sectoral health outcomes research and suggest a future research agenda. DATA SOURCES, STUDY DESIGN, DATA COLLECTION: Literature review and workshop discussion. PRINCIPAL FINDINGS The research evidence that would aid public and private policy makers in answering the question the title poses is quite limited. (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)