Saturday, 14 February 2015

‘Cosmetic boob jobs’ or evidence-based breast surgery

"The purpose of this study was to explore the work practices of ‘individual funding request’ (IFR) panels, as they considered ‘one-off’ funding requests for breast surgery; examine how the notion of ‘value’ is dialogically constructed, and how decisions about who is deserving of NHS funding and who is not are accomplished in practice."

‘Cosmetic boob jobs’ or evidence-based breast surgery: an interpretive policy analysis of the rationing of ‘low value’ treatments in the English National Health Service
J Russell, D Swinglehurst, T Greenhalgh
BMC Health Services Research, 2014, 14:413

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