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Going Private: Why People Pay for Their Health Care
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Open Univ Pr
Publication date October 1, 1993
Pages 113
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780335099818
ISBN-10 0335099815
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.50 by 9 in.
Weight 0.65 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $123.00
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Private Health insurance is currently at its highest level in Britain since the introduction of the National Health Service. Approximately one in seven of the population has some form of health cover. It is often claimed that the growth in private health insurance is due to the 'underfunding' of the NHS. This important book sheds new light on this controversial issue and examines the reasons why people take out private health insurance when the National Health Service is available.
Drawing on empirical evidence from a unique study carried out in the affluent South East of England, the authors address a number of neglected questions such as when and why do subscribers make use of their subscriptions, and what do they think of private health care compared to the care received from the NHS? Using in-depth interviews with those who hold private health policies and those who do not, the authors go on to examine the claim that private health insurance automatically leads to a greater 'choice' of health care. The book concludes with a chapter on the resulting sociological and policy implications particularly in the light of recent NHS reforms. As privatization remains high on the health policy agenda, this book makes a timely contribution to the on-going debate.
Written in a clear accessible style, Going Private will appeal to health researchers and policymakers alike.

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from Open Univ Pr (October 1, 1993)
9780335099818 | details & prices | 113 pages | 5.50 × 9.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $123.00
About: Private Health insurance is currently at its highest level in Britain since the introduction of the National Health Service.
Paperback
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from Open Univ Pr (May 1, 1993)
9780335099801 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $31.95
About: Sociologists report on a study of why people in Britain take out private health insurance when the National Health Service is available to them.

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