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The Reform of Health Care

Shaping, Adapting and Resisting Policy Developments

  • Helen Dickinson
  • Russell Mannion

Part of the Organizational Behaviour in Health Care series book series (OBHC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction

    1. Helen Dickinson, Russell Mannion
      Pages 1-4
  3. The Role of Professionals in Implementing Policy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Paula Hyde, Edward Granter, Leo McCann, John Hassard
      Pages 7-20
    3. Annabelle Mark, Suzan Lewis, Michael Brookes
      Pages 63-75
  4. The Role of Culture and Institutions in Implementing Policy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. Sue Dopson, Gerry McGivern, Ewan Ferlie, Louise Fitzgerald
      Pages 91-108
    3. Eivor Oborn, Michael Barrett, Aris Komporozos-Athanasiou, Yolande E. Chan
      Pages 109-121
    4. Kathryn Charles, Lorna McKee, Sharon McCann
      Pages 122-136
  5. Case Studies on Implementation and Reform

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. Peter Nugus, Mohamud Sheikh, Jeffrey Braithwaite
      Pages 151-163
    3. Sharon L. Oswald, Rene McEldowney
      Pages 164-176
    4. Deborah Debono, David Greenfield, Deborah Black, Jeffrey Braithwaite
      Pages 177-192

About this book


This book examines how healthcare organisations shape, adapt and resist developments in healthcare policy and practice. This is an international text bringing together contributions from around the globe and covers a wide range of different discussions in relation to the policy/practice gap.


care health healthcare Hospital hospitals organization organizations quality safety

Editors and affiliations

  • Helen Dickinson
    • 1
  • Russell Mannion
    • 1
  1. 1.University of BirminghamUK

About the editors

HELEN DICKINSON Senior Lecturer at the Health Services Management Centre, University of Birmingham, UK, and a senior researcher for the Third Sector Research Centre, UK. She has research interests in collaborative working, leadership and priority setting, and decision making and has authored, co-authored or editedeight books and overthirty peer reviewed journal articles in these areas.
RUSSELL MANNION Professor of Health Systems at the Health Services Management Centre, University of Birmingham, UK. He also holds visiting professorships at the universities of Oslo, Norway, and New South Wales, Australia.

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