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Looking Westwards

Oliver, Adam (2012) Looking Westwards. LSE Health and Social Care (03 May 2012). Website.

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A view, shared by many, is that competition, of one form or another, will improve outcomes and quality within the NHS. Moreover, when one thinks of competition in health care, one may think of the United States, which might, by extension, make one think of Kaiser Permanente. Like the NHS, Kaiser Permanente is essentially a health maintenance organisation (HMO) in that it combines its purchaser and provider arms into a single organisation; indeed, it is one of the largest integrated health service networks in the US. Therefore, following a somewhat circuitous route, we might ask ourselves the question: can the NHS learn anything from Kaiser Permanente? Given the frequent transatlantic visits involving NHS, Department of Health and Kaiser Permanente staff, it seems clear that many people believe that the answer to the above question is affirmative.

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Additional Information: © 2012 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Sets: Collections > Health and Social Care at LSE Blog
Date Deposited: 19 May 2017 08:44
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2020 23:25

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