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The Evolution and Everyday Practice of Collective Patient Involvement in Europe

An Examination of Policy Processes, Motivations, and Implementations in Four Countries

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxx
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Alexander Haarmann
      Pages 3-17
    3. Alexander Haarmann
      Pages 31-53
    4. Alexander Haarmann
      Pages 55-72
  3. Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. Alexander Haarmann
      Pages 75-129
    3. Alexander Haarmann
      Pages 131-186
    4. Alexander Haarmann
      Pages 187-220
    5. Alexander Haarmann
      Pages 221-271
  4. Conclusions from the Empirical Evidence of Four Countries and Linking Back to Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 273-273
    2. Alexander Haarmann
      Pages 275-330
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 331-350

About this book

Introduction

This timely study analyzes social, economic, political, provider, and patient factors shaping collective patient involvement in European health care from the postwar period to the present day. Examining representative countries England, the Netherlands, Germany, and Sweden, it documents the roles of providers and legislatures in facilitating consumer involvement, and the varied forms of patient input into hospital operations. These findings are compared and contrasted against the intent and ideals behind patient involvement to assess the effectiveness of implementation policy, strengths and drawbacks of patient participation, and patient satisfaction and outcomes. The book’s conclusions identify emerging forms of patient participation and predict the impact of health policy on the future of European collective patient involvement.

 

Included in the coverage:

 

·         Patient involvement: who, what for, and in what way?

·         The Netherlands: the legislative process to collective patient involvement

·         England: formal means of public involvement—a continuous story of discontinuity

·         Germany: Joint Federal Committee—the “Little Legislator”

·         Sweden: reasons for a late emergence of patient involvement

·         Lessons to be learned from implementing patient involvement

 

The Evolution and Everyday Practice of Collective Patient Involvement in Europe will interest and inspire scholars and researchers in diverse fields, including social policy, sociology, political sciences, and nursing studies, as well as patient organizations, policymakers, and healthcare providers.

 

Keywords

citizen involvement social policy qualitative comparative case study England the Netherlands Germany Sweden grassroots democracy quality of health care healthcare quality collective patient involvement global health international health healthcare systems healthcare management

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.NIVELUtrechtThe Netherlands

About the authors

Alexander Haarmann has a background in sociology. His main interest lies in the analysis and international comparison of social policies as well as its reforms. Within this general field, his focus is on health and policies on healthcare and care. Working together with colleagues from different disciplines and countries has contributed to numerous aspects and additional perspectives: Over time, he has, amongst other things, worked on the structures and actors of healthcare systems, the provision of healthcare and care, social and health related inequalities, as well as healthcare from a patient perspective.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Evolution and Everyday Practice of Collective Patient Involvement in Europe
  • Book Subtitle An Examination of Policy Processes, Motivations, and Implementations in Four Countries
  • Authors Alexander Haarmann
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-64595-7
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-64594-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-87830-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-64595-7
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXX, 350
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Health Administration
    Social Policy
    Comparative Politics
    Sociology, general
    Health Care Management
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