When a government undertakes to provide medical care which will be free at time of consumption, it thereby commits itself to supplying the necessary finance. Decisions about the exact sums to be allocated to this sector of the economy will be influenced by a complex set of factors including the perceived importance of raising the standards of personal and public health. In this connection the decision-takers may be subject to strong external pressures, most obviously from interest groups which represent the views of relevant professional staff.
KeywordsHealth Protection State Budget Gross National Product Computer Tomograph Health Care Unit
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