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Professional Health Regulation in the Public Interest: International Perspectives

John Martyn Chamberlain, Mike Dent, and Mike Saks

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, a ... More

Keywords: health professions, regulation, sociology of health professions, healthcare, quality assurance processes, patient safety

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781447332268
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447332268.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Martyn Chamberlain, editor
Swansea University

Mike Dent, editor
Staffordshire University 

Mike Saks, editor
University of Suffolk

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