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This reflects the ideological underpinnings of the UK system in the Beveridge model. The National Health Service Act, passed in 1948, stipulated accordingly that access to healthcare be available to all regardless of wealth. These inherent structural differences manifest themselves in several other features of the two healthcare systems. This essay will analyse these differences by exploring the cost, quality, efficiency, and equity of the two healthcare systems, in order to evaluate their relative merits. Cost The greatest contrast between the two healthcare systems is their respective cost structures. In order to compare these structures, it is first necessary to outline the components of total healthcare expenditure.
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