IDEAS home Printed from
   My bibliography  Save this paper

Health service ills: the wrong economic medicine (a critique of David Green's Which Doctor?)


  • Tony J Culyer


In a recently published monograph of the INstitute of Economic Affairs by Dr David Green entitled Which Doctor?, the argument is made that the ills of the NHS can all at root be laid at the door of one professionally regulated froup: the doctors, and that, if only this encumbrance could be removed, the full beneficial fruits of a deregulated market would be harvested. In this Discussion Paper, Professor Culyer mounts a conprehensive rebuttal of Dr Green's argument, arguing not only that the deregulation of the medical profession is insufficient ro produce the market results predicted by Dr Green, but that it would also produce direct harms while detracting attention from issues whose resolution would have substantial impact upon efficiency in the NHS.

Suggested Citation

  • Tony J Culyer, 1986. "Health service ills: the wrong economic medicine (a critique of David Green's Which Doctor?)," Working Papers 016chedp, Centre for Health Economics, University of York.
  • Handle: RePEc:chy:respap:16chedp

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL:
    File Function: First version, 1986
    Download Restriction: no

    More about this item


    Access and download statistics


    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:chy:respap:16chedp. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Gill Forder). General contact details of provider: .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.