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Introduction

Rebecca Kolins Givan

in The Challenge to Change: Reforming Health Care on the Front Line in the United States and the United Kingdom

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780801450051
eISBN:
9781501706028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450051.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter discusses US physician Don Berwick's speech during the eightieth anniversary of the British National Health Service. He said that there comes a time “for stability, on the basis of ... More


Reductionism, Holism, and Consumerism: The Patient in Contemporary Medicine

Robert Dingwall

in To Fix or to Heal: Patient Care, Public Health, and the Limits of Biomedicine

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781479878246
eISBN:
9781479884155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479878246.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter examines the historical shift from the welfarist provision of health care by collective action to a consumerist form of provision that treats health care as a matter of individual ... More


Measuring and Rewarding Performance: Imposing Change from above in the United Kingdom

Rebecca Kolins Givan

in The Challenge to Change: Reforming Health Care on the Front Line in the United States and the United Kingdom

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780801450051
eISBN:
9781501706028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450051.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter demonstrates that in both the United States and the United Kingdom, government and private entities such as the media distill various health care data into comparable information and use ... More


The welfare state: Images and realities

Tania Burchardt

in Welfare and wellbeing: Richard Titmuss's contribution to social policy

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861342997
eISBN:
9781447304203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861342997.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter examines the extract from Titmuss's ‘The welfare state: Images and realities’, originally presented at the University of California in 1962. It notes that Titmuss traces the history of ... More


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