The New Sociology of the Health Service Paperback
Health service policy and health policy have changed considerably over the past fifteen years and there is a pressing need for an up-to-date sociological analysis of health policy.
Not only have policies themselves changed but new policy themes - such as evidence-based policy and practice, an increasing focus on a primary care led health service, a growing recognition of the need to address inequalities through public health policies and a focus on the views and the voice of the user and the public- have emerged alongside some of the old. Following up the very successful The Sociology of the Health Service, this all-new volume covers a broad range of key contemporary health services issues.
It includes chapters on consumerism, technology, evidence-based practice, public health, managerialism and social care among others, and incorporates references to new developments, such as regulation and incentivization, throughout. The New Sociology of the Health Service provides a vital new sociological framework for analyzing health policy and healthcare.
It is an important read for all students and researchers of medical sociology and health policy.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 254 pages, 1 Line drawings, black and white; 3 Tables, black and white
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 05/03/2009
- Category: Health systems & services
- ISBN: 9780415455985