Controlling Medical Professionals: The Comparative Politics of Health Governance (SAGE Modern Politics series)

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9780803981980: Controlling Medical Professionals: The Comparative Politics of Health Governance (SAGE Modern Politics series)

Momentous changes have taken place in the governance of health services. Notably, doctors now share their once unchallenged power with a host of new decision-makers. This book provides a comparative analysis to the health systems of different Western countries from a political science perspective. As such, it makes a significant contribution to the debate on the current crisis in administering and funding the health services.

On the macro level, three chapters address the methodological problems of policy analysis in the health sector; compare national standards of medical behaviour and action; and evaluate the relationship between government intervention and technological innovation in the delivery of medical services.

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`the collection constitutes an extremely useful resource for anyone who is interested in comparative health policy' - Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law

`a very useful source of information....Finally, the reader benefits from this book in that it can be used in two different ways. On the one hand, it can be used as a source of reference in which one can look up specific information on how the various countries regulate their medical activities. On the other hand, it can be used as a collection of comparative studies to stimulate reflection on the evolution of the physician's role in dynamic health systems. The reader contains a very detailed index of concepts and names' - Organization Studies

`provides an interesting view of interplay of health occupations and organizations in different societies' - Contemporary Sociology

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