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Fortress NHS: A Philosophical Review of the National Health Service

Fortress NHS: A Philosophical Review of the National Health Service

Dr. David Seedhouse

ISBN: 978-0-471-93909-2

May 1994

188 pages

Select type: Paperback

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$177.99

Description

What is the philosophy of the NHS? What are these fundamental principles? Where do they come from and why are they so important? This book tackles each of these questions and more. Expresses the concept that the health service, armed with a substantial philosophy of health, should drive and control medicine. The central theme is that the theoretical and practical nature of health services can and must be contested.
A PURPOSEFUL ORGANIZATION?.
The Manager's Problem.
Purpose.
Different Tribes?.
FOUR NHS PRINCIPLES?.
Need.
Quality.
Equality.
Cost.
FORTRESS NHS.
Fortress NHS.
Frustration.
Options.
Escape from the Fortress.
Appendices.
References and Footnotes.
Index.