From consumerism to partnership? Britain’s National Health Service at the turn of the century

M. Calnan, Jonathan Gabe

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    It has been argued that "consumerism" has been one of the main influences on health policy in many countries over the last decade or so. This article focuses on the role of consumerism in U.K. health policy during this period through the introduction of changes in National Health Service provision such as introduction of the quasi-market, creation of the new managerialism, and new organizational structures set up under the recent Labour government. It considers the consequences of these changes for the users of health care and for citizenship rights, in particular the extent to which the changes have empowered these users and citizens.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)119-131
    Number of pages12
    JournalInternational Journal of Health Services
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2001

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