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Evaluation of effect of changes is essential in policymaking

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 19 February 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:516
  1. Simon Dixon, lecturer,
  2. Guy Rotherham, senior research fellow,
  3. Malcolm Whitfield, senior research fellow,
  4. Colin Green, research fellow
  1. Sheffield Health Economics Group, School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S1 4DA

    EDITOR—Dixon and Preker summarise the recent broad trends in reform of international health systems, arguing that the current NHS reforms represent an addition to the debate about public versus private provision.1 In this regard, they see the NHS as an important test bed. We think that two points should be made.

    Firstly, entire health systems should not …

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