An English Approach to Health Service Planning - with a Regional Perspective

  • B. Barber
Conference paper
Part of the Health Systems Research book series (HEALTH)


The reorganisation of the National Health Service in 1974, created health authorities with much wider responsibilities for the health of the community than simply those of running efficient hospitals. The teaching hospitals were brought under the control of these authorities and the way was open for planning health services for a defined catchment population and for lifetime patient records to care for lifetime problems. However, so far there has been little impetus towards linking together records of separate episodes of patient care.


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© Springer Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Barber
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  1. 1.North East Thames Regional Health AuthorityLondonUK

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