Professional health regulation in the public interest? International perspectives

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Abstract

There are significant variations in how healthcare systems and health professionals are regulated globally. One feature that they increasingly have in common is an emphasis on the value of including members of the public in quality assurance processes. While many argue that this will help better serve the public interest, others question how far the changing regulatory reform agenda is still dominated by medical interests. Bringing together leading academics worldwide, this collection compares and critically examines the ways in which different countries are regulating healthcare in general, and health professions in particular, in the interest of users and the wider public. It is the first book in the prestigious new Policy Press Sociology of Health Professions series.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
PublisherPolicy Press
ISBN (Print)9781447332268
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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