In presentation, John Graunt' 1662 pamphlet & analysis of the records of deaths bore a similarity to today’s spreadsheets. The accuracy of death data has since improved, but not everywhere.
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The focus of his work at the King’s Fund is on current health policy matters, from the economic issues associated with the government’s reform agenda for health care such as the expansion of competitive forces in the NHS, patient choice, secondary care payment system to the use of patient reported outcome measures and the measurement of productivity in health care.
Despite the headlines, 'health tourism' is small beer according to research for the UK Department of Health.
Is economics, as the editor of the Lancet suggests, 'the biggest fraud ever perpetrated on the world?' Harsh and misinformed we say.
Competition regulators and the NHS have a lot to learn about each other...
The government’s latest spending review sets out extra funding for the NHS in England - a real increase of just 0.1% for 2015/16. But is it really real?
Recent calls for removing the ringfence around NHS spending may meet significant public resistance.
John Appleby, Chief Economist at The King's Fund, talks to Pieria about facts and misunderstandings in the UK's health care reform debate.
It's possible that a society of educated people is likely to be more cultured and scientific-minded than one of non-graduates, and this should have positive externalities in the form of better political discourse and higher culture. There is, however, little evidence of this in practice.
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