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Health Serv J. 1998 Apr 9;108(5599):28-9.

Health policy. The American way.

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Merton Sutton and Wandsworth Health Authority, UK.


The white paper will move the NHS towards an insurance model where a capitated budget will be held by a single agency. Public accountability will be weakened by allowing primary care trusts and PFI hospitals to combine the planning and provision of services. Primary care groups could sound the death knell of equity, universal coverage and care free at the point of need in the NHS.

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