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Keep politics out of health!


  • Alan Williams


The reasons why politics protrude so prominently into health matters are because: a) health is important to people b) health care is costly c) it invariably requires public regulation d) it increasingly attracts public subsidisation e) it is often provided by institutions which are publicly owned. Against that background, how is it that anyone could imagine that it could be insulated from "politics"?

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  • Alan Williams, 1985. "Keep politics out of health!," Working Papers 008chedp, Centre for Health Economics, University of York.
  • Handle: RePEc:chy:respap:8chedp

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    1. Ellis, Randall P. & McGuire, Thomas G., 1986. "Provider behavior under prospective reimbursement : Cost sharing and supply," Journal of Health Economics, Elsevier, vol. 5(2), pages 129-151, June.
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