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Health Care Policy Process

by Barker C SAGE Publications Ltd
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Pbk 208 pages
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The Health Care Policy Process enables the reader to develop a clear understanding of the scope and objectives of health policy studies, to analyze the extent to which policies can be changed or influenced by those involved at the different stages of the policy process, and to assess both the need and the scope for change. The author considers the relationship between planning and policy, looks at key concepts in analyzing health care issues, and examines some of the debates overshadowing today's health policy agenda.

PART ONE: WHAT ARE HEALTH POLICIES AND HOW ARE THEY MADE? Why Study Health Policy? What Does Health Care Do for Society? The Policy Process PART TWO: STUDYING HEALTH CARE POLICIES Approaches to Policy Studies Designing a Policy Study Techniques and Methods for Policy Studies PART THREE: ANALYZING HEALTH CARE POLICIES Introduction Power Professionalism and Bureaucracy PART FOUR: KEY ISSUES IN HEALTH POLICY Introduction Poverty Equity Development Aid and the Health Sector Privatization within the Health Sector PART FIVE: CAN THE STUDY OF HEALTH POLICY IMPROVE THE PROCESS? Developing Health Policy