Primary care reform: a three country comparison of 'budget holding'.

  title={Primary care reform: a three country comparison of 'budget holding'.},
  author={Pattrick Wilton and Richard J Smith},
  journal={Health policy},
  volume={44 2},
Governments in most developed nations have been looking to organisational and financial reform of health systems over the last decade. Although the structure and problems of the health care sector in each country may differ, with countries correspondingly adopting different reform agendas, there has been some element of commonality in reforms: that of (managed) competition. Of particular importance in such reforms has been the strengthening of primary care. General practitioners and primary… CONTINUE READING