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OECD health policy: New effort to privatize health care in England

The new coalition government in the United Kingdom is expected to resume the process of outsourcing of primary care and community services, which employ about 250,000 people. Until recently these services were directly delivered in England by local Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) but they will now be opened up to bids from “any willing provider,” including for-profit companies. Continue reading

OECD health policy: Seeking evidence for market reforms

Health ministers from 33 of the world’s richest countries, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), will meet in Paris on Oct. 7 and 8 to discuss “Health system priorities in the aftermath of the crisis.” Continue reading