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Framing health reform

  • Julian Le Grand (a1) and Zack Cooper (a2)


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*Correspondence to: Julian Le Grand, Richard Titmuss Professor of Social Policy, London School of Economics and Political Science, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE, UK. Email:


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