Summary points (please click the link below to read the article in its entirety):
- A look back from a possible future shows not-impossible developments in health systems.
- The turning point for the NHS came shortly after the 50th anniversary celebrations in 1998, when eight principles for progress guided crucial adjustments in NHS strategy.
- The cost, clinical excellence, and universality of the NHS prove that a nationally organised, publicly funded, total system of guaranteed health care is an excellent policy option for a developed nation.
PMC ID: PMC1113458 (July 4, 1998)