[PDF] Why ration healthcare? An international study of the United Kingdom, France, Germany and public sector health care in the USA

Source:
Civitas: Institute for the Study of Civil Society
Publisher:
Civitas: Institute for the Study of Civil Society
Publication date:
01 November 2000

Abstract

Why Ration Health Care? investigates the withholding and delaying of health care in Germany, France and the publicly-financed schemes in the USA, Medicare and Medicaid. The author finds that the UK stands out from the crowd by a wide margin. Heinz Redwood’s study reinforces the suspicion of many informed NHS observers that, even after the substantial influx of funds promised over the next three years, there is no serious prospect of the UK matching the standard of care which is simply taken for granted in nearby France and Germany.