Just a quick intro...
Governments across the developed world want more
ways of producing healthcare (OECD, 2011)
and this has lead to...
Patients are consumers
Political and economic influence
Changes to the profession
A bureaucratic process
McKinlay & Marceau, 2002; Scott, Ruef, Mendel, & Caronna, 2000
This is supposedly...
"The Golden Age of Medicine"
The failure of public bodies to rationalise medical work has lead to rationalisation via market and corporate structures
Shift to profit and/or cost focus
Doctors as salaried employees
Re-configuration of services into larger entities
Now lets delve a bit deeper...
And YOU can decide what you think!