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Modernising health care: Reinventing professions, the state and the public

Ellen Kuhlmann

Abstract

This book is a crucial contribution to debates about the rapid modernisation of health care systems and the dynamics of changing modes of governance and citizenship. Structured around the role of the professions as mediators between state and citizens, and set against a background of tighter resources and growing demands for citizenship rights, the book offers a much-needed comparative analysis, using the German health care system as a case study. The German system, with its strongly self-regulatory medical profession, exemplifies both the capacity of professionalism to re-make itself, and the ... More

Keywords: health care, modernisation, German health care system, medical profession, self-regulation, professionalism, social inclusion

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9781861348586
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861348586.001.0001

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Ellen Kuhlmann, author

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