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The health care industry nationally and internationally is vast and expensive. Insurers and governments worldwide spend a lot of effort seeking to control expenditure growth using rhetoric rather than evidence to improve the efficiency with which health care is delivered. Everybody now believes in “integrated care”. The Americans are obsessed with focusing their reforms on “value” i.e. improvements in the length and quality of life. All funders use the repetition of the religious cant of “prevention is better than cure”. There is agreement that primary care is “important” and should be funded properly. These “ideals” permeate all public and private […]
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