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The United Kingdom's National Health Service Turns 60 - Hear Don Berwick's Keynote

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There's a birthday party for the National Health Service Tuesday at Wembley Stadium in London. Dr. Don Berwick, president of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement in Cambridge (MA), delivers the keynote on the theme of the day "Energising Innovation." Berwick was appointed an honorary Knight in 2005 for his "distinguished service to healthcare improvement in Britain’s National Health Service."

Dr. Berwick's address is scheduled to begin at 8:15 AM (EST). Click here to register.

For a couple of different perspectives on the NHS at 60 here's a physician in The Guardian arguing against a move towards more private health coverage and then a more celebratory view here.

This program aired on June 30, 2008. The audio for this program is not available.

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