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Quality: Managing by Numbers

Jessica M. Mulligan

in Unmanageable Care: An Ethnography of Health Care Privatization in Puerto Rico

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814724910
eISBN:
9780814764992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724910.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter examines the role of quality measurement within market-based health policies. Quantifying quality is supposed to unite regulators, health plans, and health care consumers in a circuit of ... More


The Quality of Life

Martha Nussbaum and Amartya Sen (eds)

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198287971
eISBN:
9780191596704
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198287976.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This volume gathers the thoughts of reputed academics in economics, social policy, philosophy, and the social sciences as they scrutinize contentions regarding quality of life and the way in which it ... More


Measuring social wellbeing

Roy Carr-Hill

in Data in Society: Challenging Statistics in an Age of Globalisation

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781447348214
eISBN:
9781447348269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447348214.003.0021
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter reviews and critiques the various approaches to measuring social well-being. Economists have tried to argue for a single consistent criterion (based on money) but have mostly been ... More


Profit, Choice, and Competition

Mårten Blix and Henrik Jordahl

in Privatizing Welfare Services: Lessons from the Swedish Experiment

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198867210
eISBN:
9780191904073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198867210.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

This chapter draws on recent empirical work and summarizes the quantitative research on the effects of privatization, for-profit firms, choice, and competition in the Swedish welfare sector. By ... More


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