From the UK Guardian: private healthcare providers. The research on comparative performance of for profit and not for profit healthcare providers is well developed, so it is surprising to see such a weak quality assessment about private providers in the NHS.… Read More »Mixed economy of healthcare is more intelligent than a supertanker
Dr Tim Oliver posted on the LSE Blog a thoughtful item on the various ways to understand the negotiation structure of Brexit [link to item] He puts forward four key ones, and what I want to do is briefly comment… Read More »UK and the EU: Brexit as failed ideology
NHS England and other English health organisations have produced a five year ‘forward view’ [here]. The refreshingly short and precise document establishes a new approach to the English health service, something political reform has failed to achieve since perhaps the… Read More »No skin in the game
Measuring Up: the health of NHS Cancer Services is a report from Cancer Research UK. I have no difficulty accepting much of what they have discovered and the report’s key points are sensible. But, two main conclusions are unsurprising and… Read More »Where’s a good paradigm when you need one?
Sir Andrew Dillon, the erstwhile leader of NICE as said that it is irrational for the Cancer Drug Fund to pay for drugs that NICE has turned down. He’s right of course, it is irrational but is it wrong? The… Read More »Broken logic: NICE and the Rule of Rescue
This report on the regulation of private hospitals in England from the Centre for Health and the Public Interest is important, but 15 years too late. The UK has had and continues to have a love/hate relationship with the private… Read More »Think again: Public versus private hospitals