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Description - Confuse and Conceal by Stewart Player

Unfolding a complex story told in three parts, this chronicle examines Britain's government-funded National Health Service (NHS) and its Independent Sector Treatment Center program, as it was originally intended: as a public service that cut waiting times for elective treatments such as hip and knee replacements. The book then explores how the House of Commons Health Select Committee tried to assess the NHS before, finally revealing what the the program really is: a bridgehead for the private sector to take over NHS services and staff on a steadily-growing scale. Describing how the true aims of the program have been obscured--information about the program has been regularly massaged or withheld from public scrutiny--this study exposes how the NHS is closing services and diverting patient income to for-profit providers on highly advantageous terms.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780850366099
ISBN-10: 0850366097
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x mm)
Pages: 128
Imprint: The Merlin Press Ltd
Publisher: The Merlin Press Ltd
Publish Date: 21-Jan-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Stewart Player

Stewart Player is a public-policy analyst with extensive experience of studying the British National Health Service. Colin Leys is an emeritus professor of political studies at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. He is author of "Market-Driven Politics: Neoliberal Democracy and the Public Interest." Wendy Savage is a visiting professor at Middlesex University.