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The rationing of care: Valuing public services is not, and should never be, an exercise in accountancy

Sin, Chih Hoong (2013) The rationing of care: Valuing public services is not, and should never be, an exercise in accountancy. British Politics and Policy at LSE (07 Aug 2013). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

A recent BMJ study showed that reducing cost through shedding or not replacing frontline nursing staff impacts negatively on the quality and safety of care which, in turn, is detrimental to not only on patient outcomes but also on the financial costs of the health and social care system. Chih Hoong Sin argues that the NHS needs to adopt a whole-system and outcomes-focused approach that illuminates the true costs of various services and staff, as well as the range of direct and indirect benefits.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy
Additional Information: © 2013 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Sets: Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Date Deposited: 08 May 2017 14:57
Last Modified: 05 Aug 2019 09:21
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/76010

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