The British One Size Fits All Healthcare Model should be abandoned

An IEA study argues that consumers should be given more control over healthcare and drugs.

An IEA study* published today argues that consumers should take more responsibility in the fields of healthcare and drugs. The study, edited by LSE health policy expert Tony Hockley, shows how, in a range of areas, producers rather than consumers have too much control over the allocation of resources. Hockley comments, “Healthcare systems worldwide are facing important challenges, as their users change from being impassive recipients of services determined by third parties to active and interested consumers…It is no longer tenable to assume that what is good for one person in one part of a country is good for another person elsewhere.”