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

Overview of attention for article published in The Lancet, November 2017
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#5 of 30,186)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (99th percentile)

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news
66 news outlets
blogs
5 blogs
policy
1 policy source
twitter
6780 tweeters
facebook
10 Facebook pages
wikipedia
1 Wikipedia page
reddit
2 Redditors

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Title
How will Brexit affect health and health services in the UK? Evaluating three possible scenarios
Published in
The Lancet, November 2017
DOI 10.1016/s0140-6736(17)31926-8
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Authors

Nick Fahy, Tamara Hervey, Scott Greer, Holly Jarman, David Stuckler, Mike Galsworthy, Martin McKee

Abstract

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 threatened, as is access to some capital funds, while Brexit threatens overall economic performance. Access to pharmaceuticals, technology, blood, and organs for transplant is jeopardised. Information used for international comparisons is threatened, as is service delivery, especially in Northern Ireland. Governance concerns relate to public health, competition and trade law, and research. However, we identified a few potential opportunities for improvement in areas such as competition law and flexibility of training, should the UK Government take them. Overall, a soft version of Brexit would minimise health threats whereas failed Brexit would be the riskiest outcome. Effective parliamentary scrutiny of policy and legal changes will be essential, but the scale of the task risks overwhelming parliament and the civil service.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Korea, Republic of 1 1%
Unknown 79 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 21 26%
Researcher 13 16%
Student > Bachelor 10 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 11%
Student > Postgraduate 8 10%
Other 19 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 25 31%
Social Sciences 11 14%
Unspecified 10 13%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 6 8%
Psychology 5 6%
Other 23 29%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4072. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 05 November 2018.
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#75
of 12,282,870 outputs
Outputs from The Lancet
#5
of 30,186 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#5
of 273,654 outputs
Outputs of similar age from The Lancet
#2
of 411 outputs
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