Competition in health care saves lives
It may be hard to persuade the great British public of this, but it would be a more honest message than the current obfuscations of Andrew Lansley, David Cameron and Nick Clegg, which I discuss in The Independent on Sunday today.
I mention that several studies have shown that competition in health care saves lives. One of them is here (pdf), and here (pdf) is an article by Zack Cooper, one of its authors, that discusses the Lansley reforms.
My previous blog post about Lansley’s language and Paul Corrigan’s alternative is here. I posted about my doubts concerning the technical problems of accountability and “risk pools” a couple of months ago, when the permanent secretary of the Department of Health described the structure set out in the Bill as a “nightmare” (I don’t know how much that has changed in the Committee stage).nhs, public service reform
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