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A National Health Service? The Restructuring of Health Care in Britain since 1979

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 10 February 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:387
  1. Albert Weale

    John Mohan Macmillan, pounds sterling12.99, pp 286 ISBN 0 333 57832 5

    The idea of a geographer looking at developments in health policy is in principle a good one. Geographers are trained to look at the spatial aspects of policy in a way that other policy analysts are not. Moreover, given the historic importance that the issue of geographical variations has played in the NHS, there is reason for supposing that a geographer might cast special light on the changes introduced by Conservative governments.

    However, the present …

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