Governing the Health Care State

Governing the Health Care State A Comparative Study of the United Kingdom, the United States and Germany - Political Analyses

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This book represents the first comparative study of how health policy is made in leading industrial nations. Using detailed case histories of the UK, the US and Germany, it shows that health care systems and modern states are indissolubly bound together. The author explains how the health care state originated before the rise of democracy, and demonstrates that it has had to confront the twin pressures of democratic politics and competitive capitalism. It focuses on three important arenas of health care politics--the government of consumption, the government of doctors, and the government of medical technology--and illustrates how these three arenas intersect.

Book information

ISBN: 9780719042973
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 362.1
DEWEY edition: 21
Language: English
Number of pages: 196
Weight: 299g
Height: 234mm
Width: 156mm
Spine width: 15mm