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The Reform of Health Care
Shaping, Adapting and Resisting Policy Developments
 
 
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07 Dec 2011
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Health systems throughout the world are undertaking major reforms in the organization and delivery of health services. Amid widespread evidence of failure to implement new health policy initiatives the challenge is to develop a more nuanced understanding of the reasons for this policy- practice gap.

Based on international research, The Reform of Health Care provides a timely and critical contribution to our knowledge of how organizational and contextual factors, across a range of health care settings, serve to shape, adapt and resist attempts at top-down policy reform.

It is important reading for organizational and policy researchers, health managers, policy makers, clinicians and students of health policy and management.


Description

Health systems throughout the world are undertaking major reforms in the organization and delivery of health services. Amid widespread evidence of failure to implement new health policy initiatives the challenge is to develop a more nuanced understanding of the reasons for this policy- practice gap.

Based on international research, The Reform of Health Care provides a timely and critical contribution to our knowledge of how organizational and contextual factors, across a range of health care settings, serve to shape, adapt and resist attempts at top-down policy reform.

It is important reading for organizational and policy researchers, health managers, policy makers, clinicians and students of health policy and management.


Contents

Introduction; H.Dickinson & R. Mannion
THE ROLE OF PROFESSIONALS IN IMPLEMENTING POLICY
The Lost Health Service Tribe: In Search of Middle Managers; P. Hyde, E. Granter, L. McCann & J.Hassard
Managing the Psychological Contract in Health and Social Care: the Role of Policy; D. Wainwright & S. Sambrook
Autonomy in Health Care Practice: a Paradise Lost? P. Hupe
Affording Discretion in How Policy Objectives are Achieved: Lessons from Clinical Involvement in Decision-Making; A. McDermott, M.Keating & M. Beynon
Comparing the Quality of Working Life of Doctors with Other Workers Across Europe; A. Mark, S. Lewis & M.B rookes
THE ROLE OF CULTURE AND INSTITUTIONS IN IMPLEMENTING POLICY
The Role of Organizational Identity in Healthcare Mergers: an NHS Example; N. Lennox-Chhugani
Organizational Networks – Can They Deliver Improvements in Health Care? S.D opson, E. Ferlie, L. Fitzgerald & G. McGivern
Discourse in Healthcare Policy: Comparing UK and Canada; E. Oborn, M. Barrett, A. Komporozos-Athanasiou & Y. Chan
Patient Safety: Whose Vision? K. Charles, L. McKee & S. McCann
CASE STUDIES ON IMPLEMENTATION AND REFORM
Inside Foundation Trust Hospitals: Using Archetype Theory to Understand how Freedoms Translate into Practice; R. Addicott & F. Frosini
Structuring Emergency Care: Policy and Organisational Behavioural Dimensions; P. Nugus, M. Sheikh & J. Braithwaite
Chronicling Twenty Years of Health Reform in the Czech Republic; S.L. Oswald & R. McEldowney
Achieving and Resisting Change: Workarounds Straddling and Widening Gaps; D. Debono, D. Greenfield, D. Black & J. Braithwaite
Taking the Gaps Seriously: the Experience of Primary Health Care Networks in Western Canada; A. Casebeer & T. Reay
A Very Unpleasant Disease: Successful Post-Crisis Management in a Hospital Setting; C. Pilbeam & D. Buchanan
Conclusions; H. Dickinson & R. Mannion


Authors

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.