Category Archives: Problems of healthcare resource allocation

Should sinners be made to pay?

Imagine the look on Gordon Brown’s face when he saw the results of Bupa’s poll this week suggesting that 34% of the British public think that those who smoke, drink or are obese should take the rap for their self-inflicted … Continue reading

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NHS ‘failing’ disabled children

Barnardo’s and Whizz-Kidz say a chronic lack of funds and inconsistent provision across the country mean children’s needs are going unmet. more

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NHS “privatisation”

Fears have been fuelled the NHS is facing privatisation after firms have been asked to bid for the role of commissioning NHS care. more

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Foreign nurses clampdown by NHS

Over 150,000 nurses are due to retire in the next five to 10 years and we will not replace them all with home grown nurses alone. more

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Managers blamed for NHS deficits

Inadequate leadership and ineffective management are the causes of the worst deficits in the NHS, a watchdog says. more

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Patients facing long test waits

It is the first time the so-called hidden waits have been published – to date hospital waits in England have measured diagnosis to treatment. more

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Can doctors ever abandon their post?

Are healthcare workers ever justified in abandoning their patients during epidemics of severe disease? more

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Making Health Care the Engine That Drives the Economy

By 2030, predicts Robert W. Fogel, a Nobel laureate at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, about 25 percent of the G.D.P. will be spent on health care, making it “the driving force in the economy,” just as … Continue reading

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Patients` appointments

Missed appointments are a waste of valuable resources. more

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Study Finds Medical Spending Is Generally Worth the Cost

The researchers measured value by the cost of care that extends the average person`s life by one year. The $19,900 spent for each extra year of life, when averaged over 40 years, would be widely considered a reasonable value. more

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