This book is designed to meet two conflicting goals: to be readable and interesting enough to be read by anyone interested in health and healthcare system in UK, and to be rigorous and evidence based sufficient to be taken seriously by the author's academic peers.
1. People in their daily lives 2. People meet the healthcare system: two case studies 3. What is a good healthcare system? 4. Using the model to analyse healthcare systems 5. Values underpinning policy development 6. What is the reality in the UK? 7. What is the reality in Australia? 8. What is the reality in Canada? 9. Driver 1: finance 10. Driver 2: scandals 11. Driver 3: ideology 12. So what is a good healthcare system?