Affiliation: University of Wales
- Co-operation and conflict under hard and soft contracting regimes: case studies from England and WalesDavid Hughes
Department of Public Health and Policy Studies, Swansea University, UK
BMC Health Serv Res 13:S7. 2013....
- Universal coverage in the land of smiles: lessons from Thailand's 30 Baht health reformsDavid Hughes
Institute of Health Research, Swansea University, Swansea, Wales, UK
Health Aff (Millwood) 26:999-1008. 2007..In this paper we take the opportunity to assess the program's achievements and problems. We describe the characteristics of the universal insurance program--the 30 Baht Scheme--and the purchaser-provider system that Thailand adopted...
- Schisms in the church: National Health Service systems and institutional divergence in England and WalesDavid Hughes
Institute for Health Research, Swansea University, Swansea, United Kingdom
J Health Soc Behav 49:400-16. 2008....
- Choice vs. voice? PPI policies and the re-positioning of the state in England and WalesDavid Hughes
Institute for Health Research, School of Health Science, Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea, UK
Health Expect 12:237-50. 2009..We argue that the growing divergence of health policies is accompanied by a re-positioning of the state vis-à-vis PPI, characterized by different mixes of centralized and decentralized regulatory instruments...
- Using economic levers to change behaviour: the case of Thailand's universal coverage health care reformsDavid Hughes
School of Health Science, Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea SA2 8PP, United Kingdom
Soc Sci Med 70:447-54. 2010..Taken together the macro and micro problems led to the dilution of capitation funding and reduced the re-distributive effects of the reforms. This strand of policy foundered in the face of structural and institutional barriers to change...
- Deliberating Tarceva: A case study of how British NHS managers decide whether to purchase a high-cost drug in the shadow of NICE guidanceDavid Hughes
College of Human and Health Sciences, Swansea University, UK
Soc Sci Med 73:1460-8. 2011..The case study suggests that the complex nature of decision making makes standardization of outcomes very difficult to achieve, so that local professional judgement is likely to remain central to health care rationing at this level...
- Going public: references to the news media in NHS contract negotiationsDavid Hughes
Centre for Health Economics and Policy Studies, University of Wales Swansea
Sociol Health Illn 25:571-88. 2003....