Point: Universal Health Care Provides Better Outcomes at a Lower Price
- The List: 10 Countries With the Top Health Care Systems. // U.S. News Digital Weekly;6/20/2014, Vol. 6 Issue 25, p2
The article lists the 10 countries worldwide with the top health care systems as of June 2014, including Great Britain, Switzerland and Sweden.
- Patients with private health insurance using NHS facilities in preference to private care. Fairbank, A.C.; Stapleton, S.R.; Jarrett, P.E.M. // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);3/17/90, Vol. 300 Issue 6726, p719
Examines the factors affecting the patients preference in using the National Health Service (NHS) facility in Kingston Hospital in England. Advantages of NHS; Absence of assurance in using private health insurance policy; Satisfaction experienced by patients with NHS.
- Public bodies try to insure they always get the best. Thompson, Audrey // Public Finance;5/13/94, p18
Discusses the various aspects of private health care in Great Britain. National Health Service's proposal to provide health care scheme to civil servants; Increased competition among private health insurers; Aversion of some people to private health insurance.
- Opinion: We will mourn the NHS when it's gone. Farrell, Liam // GP: General Practitioner;6/9/2014, p4
The author comments on the importance of the National Health Service (NHS) as a security blanket shared by all citizens of Great Britain. He cites the cost of private medical care and health insurance in the U.S. and notes the protection of the sick or vulnerable under NHS. He also criticizes...
- Private providers complain of unfair playing field in NHS. Kmietowicz, Zosia // BMJ: British Medical Journal;1/19/2013, Vol. 346 Issue 7891, p2
The article reports that Monitor, the economic regulator of the NHS was informed that too few tendering opportunities, different tax rules and prices that do not reflect the full costs of services are affecting the ability of different providers to bid to run NHS services.
- The illegality of private health care in Canada. Flood, Colleen M.; Archibald, Tom // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;3/20/2001, Vol. 164 Issue 6, p825
We addressed the question of whether private health care is illegal in Canada by surveying the health insurance legislation of all 10 provinces. Our survey revealed multiple layers of regulation that seem to have as their primary objective preventing the public sector from subsidizing the...
- The squeaky wheel gets the doctor. Steel, Kevin // Alberta Report / Newsmagazine;10/19/98, Vol. 25 Issue 44, p15
Focuses on Canada's healthcare system, which is touted as a model for the world to emulate. October 1998 publication in `The Annals of Internal Medicine' of a study showing the system's inequities; Development of the survey and size of the sample; Circumstances that must be considered when...
- NHS chiefs back reform plans. Roberts, Zoe // People Management;1/24/2002, Vol. 8 Issue 2, p9
Provides information on the health care reform plans supported by the British National Health Service. Discussion on health insurance programs; Proposed partnership between private and public sector involved in health services.
- THE REFORM OF THE NHS IN PORTUGAL. Diogo, Catarina // Public Finance & Management;Dec2005, Vol. 5 Issue 4, p492
The objective of this article is to describe the Portuguese National Healthcare Service, giving a special emphasis to the recent reforms that have been introduced since the beginning of 2002. Its main argument is that there are two different (but connected) rationales that underpin the...