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Modernising health care: Reinventing professions, the state and the public

Ellen Kuhlmann

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348586
eISBN:
9781447302810
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348586.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This book is a crucial contribution to debates about the rapid modernisation of health care systems and the dynamics of changing modes of governance and citizenship. Structured around the role of the ... More


The health debate: Policy & Politics in the Twenty-First Century

David J. Hunter

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349293
eISBN:
9781447303855
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349293.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Health care systems across the world are in a state of permanent revolution as they struggle to cope with multiple pressures arising from changing demography, new technologies and limited resources. ... More


What does it produce?

Julian Tudor Hart

in The political economy of health care: Where the NHS came from and where it could lead

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847427830
eISBN:
9781447303930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427830.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Health is not the only sort of wealth which the NHS produces, but like all health care systems, whether for fees, profit or public service, this purports to be its principal product. For commercial ... More


Ethics and the social responsibility of institutions regarding resource allocation in health and social care: a US perspective

Mary Dombeck and Tobie Hittle Olsan

in Ethics: Contemporary challenges in health and social care

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347558
eISBN:
9781447302216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347558.003.0012
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

This chapter discusses institutional responsibility regarding resource allocation. It examines the complexities of the US health care system by describing four contexts of health care delivery, their ... More


Generalists and specialists

Julian Tudor Hart

in The political economy of health care: Where the NHS came from and where it could lead

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847427830
eISBN:
9781447303930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427830.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Since the early nineteenth century, medical specialisation has been driven by two forces: by science, through analysis of physiological and pathological processes, with consequent division and ... More


Medicine, ageing and healthcare

Liz Lloyd

in Health and care in ageing societies: A new international approach

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781861349194
eISBN:
9781447307600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349194.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter is about secondary level prevention: that is, the restoration of health and alleviation of illness symptoms. It is argued that it is at the level that there is greatest commercial ... More


Women and health in Japan: sexuality after breast cancer

Miyako Takahashi

in Comparing social policies: Exploring new perspectives in Britain and Japan

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861343666
eISBN:
9781447301967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861343666.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

Cancer has been the primary cause of death in Japan since 1981. The Japanese word for cancer, gan, was once associated with the image of death, or with severe physical and psychological distress. ... More


Women's health politics in Japan and Britain: comparative perspectives

Lesley Doyal

in Comparing social policies: Exploring new perspectives in Britain and Japan

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861343666
eISBN:
9781447301967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861343666.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

Japan and Britain are both industrialised countries and have similar health care systems with universal provision. Women have very high life expectancies in each of these countries, at 85 ... More


Social welfare in China

Joe C.B. Leung

in East Asian welfare regimes in transition: From Confucianism to globalisation

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861345523
eISBN:
9781447302162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861345523.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter focuses on social welfare reform in China. It traces in detail the progress of social welfare reform in the wake of the market-oriented economic reforms that began in 1978 which marked a ... More


A space in which to learn

Julian Tudor Hart

in The political economy of health care: Where the NHS came from and where it could lead

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847427830
eISBN:
9781447303930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427830.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This book has provided evidence, derived from actual care processes, that commercial patterns, no matter how modified, are inappropriate for any health care system aiming to cover the whole lives of ... More


Quasi-markets in healthcare

Julian Le Grand

in Making social policy work

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349583
eISBN:
9781447302742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349583.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter examines quasi-markets in publicly funded systems of healthcare, particularly as they have developed in the UK in the last two decades. It begins with a brief review of the theory behind ... More


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