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Monday 24th October 2016

A Reader in Health Policy and Management (Paperback)

1st June 2009

This reader offers instant access to fifty classic and original readings in health policy and management. Compiled by experts, the editors introduce a framework setting out the key policy drivers and policy levers, giving a conceptual framework that provides context for each piece.

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Ten key themes are covered that are relevant to managers and practitioners working in healthcare systems throughout the world and reflect much of the content of postgraduate programmes in health policy and management. These are:

  • The role of the state in healthcare
  • The policy making process
  • The allocation and distribution of resources
  • Markets and choice in healthcare
  • Accountability and regulation
  • Quality and safety
  • General management and governance
  • Evidence based health policy and management
  • The social context of health
  • Cultural critiques of formalised healthcare systems

Each section containing a set of readings has an introduction and a summary of key points, references and further reading so readers can explore areas of interest in more depth.

A Reader in Health Policy and Management is an ideal companion text to Healthcare Management (edited by Kieran Walshe and Judith Smith) and is key reading for postgraduate students, managers, leaders and clinicians working in healthcare. It will also be of interest to those working in partnership with healthcare organisations and located in the public sector, independent and voluntary sectors.

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