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How will Brexit affect health and health services in the UK? Evaluating three possible scenarios

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The process of leaving the European Union (EU) will have profound consequences for health and the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK. In this paper, we use the WHO health system building blocks framework to assess the likely effects of three scenarios we term soft Brexit, hard Brexit, and failed Brexit. We conclude that each scenario poses substantial threats. The workforce of the NHS is heavily reliant on EU staff. Financing of health care for UK citizens in the EU and vice versa is thr...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1016/S0140-6736(17)31926-8

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Oxford, MSD, Primary Care, Primary Care Health Sciences
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Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Lancet Journal website
Volume:
390
Issue:
10107
Pages:
2110-2118
Publication date:
2017-09-28
Acceptance date:
2017-06-30
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ISSN:
0140-6736
Pubs id:
pubs:730247
URN:
uri:02450482-81ca-4d9d-aff8-0abe6cb72f17
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uuid:02450482-81ca-4d9d-aff8-0abe6cb72f17
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pubs:730247

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