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National health services tend to be introduced by countries with social democratic governments that also have a concentration of political power.

Toth, Federico (2013) National health services tend to be introduced by countries with social democratic governments that also have a concentration of political power. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (06 Jun 2013). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Why do different countries have different healthcare systems? Federico Toth looks at the three major types of healthcare systems in industrialised countries: voluntary insurance, social health insurance, and national health services (NHS). Using evidence from 15 countries, he argues that those countries with left-leaning governments tend to institute an NHS, while those who are right leaning or authoritarian tend to introduce a model based on social health insurance. He also finds that those countries where political power is concentrated on the government’s executive have a greater likelihood of introducing an NHS.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2013 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2017 13:05
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2019 14:39
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/72610

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