The pharmaceutical industry, the state, and the NHS

Abraham, John (2009) The pharmaceutical industry, the state, and the NHS. In: Gabe, Jonathan and Calnan, Michael (eds.) The New Sociology of the Health Service. Routledge, pp. 99-121. ISBN 9780415455978

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Abstract

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 old.

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, throughout.

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.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Sociology
Depositing User: John Abraham
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 18:51
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2012 15:03
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/18645
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