Money money money

The original working title of this blog was ‘It’s the patients stupid’. Close followers of politics – and American presidential elections in particular – will be familiar with the now famous phrase coined by Bill Clinton’s strategist James Carville, who in 1992 stated…“It’s the economy stupid”.

So some months ago when I was first preparing this blog – and with a nod to James Carville – I had developed a nice line of reasoning, I thought, which spoke loudly about “It’s the patients stupid”.

Then John Appleby – Chief Economist, Health Policy at the Kings Fund – beat me to it when back in February of this year – in the Health Service Journal (23.02.2012) – he wrote a piece called ‘It’s the money stupid’. Read More…