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Healthcare in Transition: Understanding Key Ideas and Tensions in Contemporary Health Policy

Alan Cribb


A call for change in healthcare thinking, this book explores the fundamental currents and tensions behind recent trends in policy, such as shared decision making, coproduction, and personalization. While these trends are often discussed in connection with a transition in epidemiological thought, this book argues that they instead embody a philosophical shift—a change in our conception of healthcare and of appropriate forms of knowledge and analysis. As clinical concerns are increasingly nested within social concerns, policy analysis must engage with the multiple philosophical tensions that are ... More

Keywords: healthcare thinking, change, healthcare policy, shared decision making, coproduction, personalization, healthcare debate

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781447323211
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447323211.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alan Cribb, author
King's College London