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CAIRO BOOKS's Description
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
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,
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.