[PDF] Healthcare reform in Italy and Spain : do these tax-financed, decentralised systems facilitate better reform implementation than in the NHS?

Source:
Civitas: Institute for the Study of Civil Society
Publisher:
Civitas: Institute for the Study of Civil Society
Publication date:
01 November 2015

Abstract

From the summary:

The NHS is under unprecedented strain. When looking for solutions, stakeholders often compare the NHS with Bismarckian social insurance healthcare systems in Europe rather than other Beveridgean tax-financed systems. This report studies the Italian and Spanish healthcare systems, which are of the latter type and operate more similarly to our own.