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The importance of public health in managing health care costs in the United Kingdom National Health Service 

Authors Sayma M, Treharne T, Williams H

Received 18 July 2016

Accepted for publication 19 July 2016

Published 27 September 2016 Volume 2016:9 Pages 227—229

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/RMHP.S117475

Checked for plagiarism Yes

Editor who approved publication: Professor Frank Papatheofanis

Meelad Sayma, Tomos Luke Treharne, Hywel Rhys Williams

Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry, UK


McPhail’s review tackles the problem of our generation in the developed world – the ageing population increasing the proportion of patients with multiple comorbidities.1 Combined with chronic underfunding, this problem has had, and will continue to have a huge financial burden on the United Kingdom’s National Health Service (UK NHS).2,3 In recent years, a pattern of regular crippling winter “crisis” in NHS hospitals has emerged, with some questioning the sustainability of a “free at the point of access” service.4,5
 
View the original paper by McPhail.

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