Views And Reviews

Purchasing and Providing Cost-Effective Health Care

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6938.1246a (Published 07 May 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:1246
  1. A Szczepura

    Michael F Drummond, Alan Maynard Churchill Livingstone, £14.95, pp 260 ISBN 0-443-04946-7

    Medical care is changing dramatically in all parts of the world; it is becoming more ambitious and and more effective, but also more expensive. This has led to increased emphasis on cost containment in public health systems such as the NHS. However, effective cost containment is not the same as ensuring that health care is provided in the most cost effective manner; for this the effectiveness and quality of care provided must be carefully evaluated and related to costs. The NHS, like other health care systems, is increasingly coming to …

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