Governing the Health Care Statistics: A Comparative Study of the United Kingdom, the United States, and Germany

Governing the Health Care Statistics: A Comparative Study of the United Kingdom, the United States, and Germany

by Michael Moran
     
 

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780719042973
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
Publication date:
12/28/1999
Series:
Political Analysis Series
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.17(w) x 9.23(h) x 0.61(d)

Table of Contents

List of tables
Series editors' foreword
Preface
1Understanding the health care state1
2Building the health care state24
3Governing consumption58
4Governing doctors99
5Governing technology136
6Transforming the health care state171
Index192

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