The Practice of Reform in Health, Medicine and Science, 1500-2000BMJ 2006; 333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.333.7561.266-a (Published 27 July 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:266
- David Hughes (D.Hughes@swan.ac.uk), professor
- Institute for Health Research, Swansea University
Healthcare reform has become a global phenomenon. Countries around the world are reshaping their health systems. The modified systems are often based on Western models and are subject to terms of “conditionality” imposed by supranational funding bodies. Many European countries seem to be locked into a continuous cycle of reform akin to Maostyle permanent revolution. Reform has become routine, and “reform fatigue” is widespread.
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