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Health Care Reform: Learning from International Experience

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: (Published 16 August 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:436
  1. Martin McKee, professor of European public health
  1. London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London

    Ed C Ham: Open University Press, £13.99, pp 147 ISBN 0 335 19889 9

    I recently asked someone with a central role in the 1990 NHS reforms why we in Britain had paid so little attention to the successes and failures of others' healthcare reforms. “We were always too busy,” he replied. I was, once again, struck by the contrast with the intense interest in our experiences shown by our European neighbours.

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