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Transforming the delivery of health and social care: the case for fundamental change

 

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Transforming the delivery of health and social care: the case for fundamental change

The King’s Fund has published a paper showing how health and social care has failed to keep up with the needs of the UK population.

The UK has the second highest rate of mortality amenable to health care among 16 high-income countries, and evidence shows that variations in health outcomes between social groups are widening. The authors argue that incremental changes to existing models of care will not be sufficient in addressing these challenges and that a much bolder approach is needed to bring about innovative models that are appropriate to the needs of the population and are high quality, sustainable and offer value for money. More ….