The National Health Service in the United Kingdom should be a policy analyst’s dream. Since 1999, devolution to Scotland and Wales, and the restoration of the Northern Ireland Assembly, has seen health policy and the way the NHS is run diverge in the four countries of the United Kingdom.
The quality of health care and health care facilities in Ireland is generally excellent, although facilities are limited in some rural areas. There are around 1,650 general practitioners (GPs) and the number of people per doctor (approximately 680 on average) is about the same as in the UK, although higher than in most of the rest of Europe.
The poor law system was finally swept away in the reorganisation of local government administration and health services that took place between 1946 and 1948 when Northern Ireland followed Britain in the establishment of a comprehensive welfare state with universal benefits and free to all health services.
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This report aims to provide up to date comparable information on health care systems in the European Union. Part 1 provides an overview of the key components of the health care systems studied and major trends in challenges to health and health care. Part 2 gives a detailed account of the health care system in each of the fifteen Member States.
United Kingdom (UK). This raises questions as to whether health system performance is improving and at the same or different rates across the UK as a result. This report attempts to update earlier comparisons of the publicly financed health systems of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
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Since political devolution in 1999, there has been increasing policy divergence between the health systems of the four countries of the United Kingdom (UK). This report attempts to update earlier comparisons of the publicly financed health systems of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland in terms of funding, inputs and performance before and since devolution.