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Managing Public Involvement in Health Care Purchasing : Health Services Management - Carol Lupton

Managing Public Involvement in Health Care Purchasing

Health Services Management

Paperback Published: 1st July 1998
ISBN: 9780335196326
Number Of Pages: 176

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Public involvement is a key theme within the post-reform NHS, with an emphasis on involving people in healthcare decision-making, improving accountability to the public, and developing a stronger focus on the consumer. This text seeks to establish a framework for public involvement in healthcare. Focusing on purchasing, the authors describe the central factors driving involvement, and the organizational structures and processes which underpin it. Recommendations are made for the development of effective strategies for public involvement in healthcare purchasing. A discussion of current issues and debates is set within a wider theoretical and historical examination of the concepts of "citizenship and "accountability", detailing the role of the consumer in the context of the major changes in the organization and delivery of public services which have taken place in Britain in the last two decades.

Introduction Health and citizenship
Restructuring public services Politics, markets and accountability
Understanding public involvement
The history of public involvement in health
Healthcare purchasing a new framework for public involvement
Public involvement health authority responses
Involvement the response from the public The future of public involvement
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ISBN: 9780335196326
ISBN-10: 0335196322
Series: Health Services Management
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 1st July 1998
Publisher: Open University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.5  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.27