What drives the NHS ?

Jamrozik, K., Heller, R. F. and Weller, D. P. (2003) What drives the NHS ?. Medical Journal of Australia, 179 11/12: 575-576.

Author Jamrozik, K.
Heller, R. F.
Weller, D. P.
Title What drives the NHS ?
Journal name Medical Journal of Australia   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0025-729X
Publication date 2003-12-01
Sub-type Editorial
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 179
Issue 11/12
Start page 575
End page 576
Total pages 2
Place of publication Sydney
Publisher Australasian Medical Publishing Co.
Language eng
Subject 1117 Public Health and Health Services
Abstract The UK’s National Health Service (“the NHS”), with 1.3 million employees, has now become the world’s second largest employer after the army of the People’s Republic of China. How can anyone drive anything that large? The former UK Secretary of State for Health, Alan Milburn, tried doing it for 6 years and, within days of his resignation, was instead defending tobacco industry jobs in his own constituency. At least he wasn’t driven to drink; to us, as newcomers to the United Kingdom trying to make sense of this unwieldy bureaucracy while surviving the deep midwinter, a drink looks pretty good.
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