The future of health care in six European countries: The views of policy elites

Taylor-Gooby, Peter (1996) The future of health care in six European countries: The views of policy elites. International Journal of Health Services, 26 (2). pp. 203-219. ISSN 0020-7314. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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A recent study was made of the views of politicians, representatives of trade unions, business organizations, and others likely to be influential in policy making, on the future of health care provision in six European Union (E.U.) countries. This article discusses the findings. While common problems of rising cost resulting from population aging are recognized in ail countries, the way these issues are interpreted and the policies seen as appropriate to tackle them differ. Views are strongly influenced by the organizational structure of existing provision, This supports the ''new institutionalist'' view that policy feedback plays an important role in shaping policy reform. It also indicates that the potential for convergence in E.U. social policy is more limited than suggestions that the single European market will lead to an ''ever closer union'' might imply.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > Kent Institute of Medicine and Health Sciences (KIMHS)
Depositing User: P. Ogbuji
Date Deposited: 02 May 2009 17:50
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