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Health Professions and the State in Europe

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6995.1682 (Published 24 June 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1682
  1. Tessa Richards

    Ed Terry Johnson, Gerry Larkin, Mike Saks Routledge, pounds sterling13.99, pp 237 ISBN 0 415 10631 1

    There is an imbalance of power in all relationships. The challenge is to minimise it and ensure that both parties benefit. Health Professions and the State in Europe charts the changing relationship between the state and the medical professions over the past few decades and discusses where the current balance lies, both in the United Kingdom and other countries in Europe. Unsurprisingly, it is not a reassuring read.

    The need to contain health care costs has driven all governments in Europe to implement reforms that have put shackles, …

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