Making Health Policy

Used across the public health field, this is the leading text in the area, focusing on the context, participants and processes of making health policy.

Making Health Policy

Used across the public health field, this is the leading text in the area, focusing on the context, participants and processes of making health policy.

Making Health Policy

Such developments helped to broaden the base of treatment delivery, the range of health and social care practitioners involved in treatment and counselling services, and the agencies and individuals entering the health policy networks.

Making Health Policy

What shapes health policy? Current thinking dictates that scientific evidence should be the basis for policy making in healthcare, but is this a new approach, and how has it developed? Making Health Policy shows how networks in science and the media have established a dialogue for policy making since 1945. Surprisingly, many of the networks influencing health policy are not political ones central to public discussion. Instead, scientific networks have shaped policies on public health, based upon findings of chronic disease epidemiology. For policies on illicit drugs, the clinical experience of a small group of psychiatrists held sway. And ironically in an ever cost-conscious world, high-technology areas – such as renal dialysis – saw economic considerations diminish as time passed. Health pressure groups entered the equation, and the last half of the twentieth century witnessed the rise of the media as the defining agency in the science/policy relationship. Making Health Policy is the first historical study to explore the unspoken links between science and recent health policy.

Making Health Policy

In healthpolicy making, such trusted groupshave traditionally included those closely involved in the provisionof health care,such as health professionals,health authorities and drug companies. However, other groupsalso have expertise, ...

Making Health Policy

This new textbook opens up the policy-making process for students, uncovering how government decisions around health are really made. Starting from more traditional insights into how ministers and civil servants develop policy with limited knowledge and money, the book goes on to challenge the conception of policy as a rational process, revealing it to be something quite different. Knee-jerk reactions to disasters, keeping voters satisfied, the powerful leverage of interest groups, and the skewing of debate through ideology and the media are each considered in turn. These processes render policy far from rational or at least require a much broader approach for considering policy ‘logic’, one that is open to different rationalities of values, norms and pragmatism. The book draws on historical and contemporary examples to highlight that though challenges to policy-makers may seem in some ways novel, in many senses key processes endure and indeed are rooted in historical contexts. Although the examples are drawn from UK health and social care, the book’s theory-driven approach is applicable across national contexts Ð especially for countries where uncertainty, risk and resource pressures create significant dilemmas for policy-makers. The book’s multi-perspective, thematic approach will be especially relevant to students, as will the broad range of case study examples used. Making Health Policy will be essential reading for students of health policy, social policy, social work, and the sociology of medicine, health and illness.

Making Health Policy

A thoughtful and insightful textbook introduction to how health policy is made.

Making Health Policy

A thoughtful and insightful textbook introduction to how health policy is made. Pays attention to the social and political processes which structure what decisions are taken about health policy. Addresses issues such as politicians' eagerness to please voters, the power of the media, and the role of pressure groups.

Decision Making in Health Care

When a health policy analyst participates in this process , he or she is responsible for evaluating available options and , usually , for making recommendations to the policy maker . The policy maker then formulates the health policy ...

Decision Making in Health Care

Decision Making in Health Care, first published in 2000, is a comprehensive overview of the field of medical decision making.

Social Economic and Political Perspectives on Public Health Policy Making

categories of access, quality and value and the management of medical technologies and health policies must relate to ... part of any universities' reference collection in the area of policy making, health policies in healthcare sector.

Social  Economic  and Political Perspectives on Public Health Policy Making

Presently, the healthcare industry is grappling with many challenges both nationally and globally, including escalating costs, a move to a preventative care environment and a technology savvy patient with high expectations. To accommodate the changing health demands of the current global population, public healthcare policy must undergo a critical analysis. Social, Economic, and Political Perspectives on Public Health Policy-Making provides an extensive and rich compilation of research on the role of public policy in the healthcare sector and how policy reform will impact the future of healthcare delivery and administration. This research-based publication is composed of chapters from various international experts in the healthcare sector, focusing on the areas of healthcare access, quality, and value in the 21st century. Government agencies, policymakers, healthcare professionals, hospital administrators, and graduate-level students studying within the fields of government and healthcare administration will find this publication to be an essential resource.

Health Technology Assessment and Health Policy making in Europe

Keywords: TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT, BIOMEDICAL OUTCOME ASSESSMENT (HEALTH CARE) POLICYMAKING HEALTH POLICY DELIVERY OF HEALTH CARE EUROPE © World Health Organization 2008, on behalf of the European Observatory on Health Systems and ...

Health Technology Assessment and Health Policy making in Europe

New technologies with the potential to improve the health of populations are continuously being introduced. But not every technological development results in clear health gains. Health technology assessment provides evidence-based information on the coverage and usage of health technologies, enabling them to be evaluated properly and applied to health care efficaciously, promoting the most effective ones while also taking into account organizational, societal and ethical issues. This book reviews the relationship between health technology assessment and policy-making, and examines how to increase the contribution such research makes to policy- and decision-making processes. By communicating the value and potential of health technology assessment to a wider audience, both within and beyond decision-making and health care management, it aims ultimately to contribute to improve the health status of the population through the delivery of optimum health services.

Encyclopedia of Public Health

Therefore,health policy is not seen as an instrument of industrial policy. Development of Decision Making To complement the overview of different national decision making processes with regard to the development of a more global ...

Encyclopedia of Public Health

The Encyclopedic Reference of Public Health presents the most important definitions, principles and general perspectives of public health, written by experts of the different fields. The work includes more than 2,500 alphabetical entries. Entries comprise review-style articles, detailed essays and short definitions. Numerous figures and tables enhance understanding of this little-understood topic. Solidly structured and inclusive, this two-volume reference is an invaluable tool for clinical scientists and practitioners in academia, health care and industry, as well as students, teachers and interested laypersons.

Making Health Policy

This book provides answers to these crucial questions." Devi Sridhar, James Martin Lecturer in Global Health Politics, Oxford University, UK "Having used the earlier edition of this book, I would highly recommend it.

Making Health Policy

"This comprehensive and practical text provides a clear introduction to health policy analysis ... The book combines an overview of the theoretical base of the field with a range of real world examples drawn from different settings ... It is widely recognised as an essential text of international relevance, for students and practitioners alike. I highly recommend it to the new generation of activist-scholars in the field." Lucy Gilson, Professor of Health Policy and Systems, University of Cape Town, South Africa Part of the Understanding Public Health series, this bestselling book is the leading text in the field. It focuses on how health policy is made nationally and globally, clearly explaining the key concepts from political science with a wide array of engaging examples. This edition is fully updated to reflect new research and ways of thinking about the health policy process. Written by leading experts, this clear and accessible book addresses the "how" of health policy making in a range of international settings. The book provides an accessible approach to understanding: Health policy analysis Power and policy making Public and private sector Agenda setting Government roles in policy Interest groups and policy Policy implementation Globalization and policy process Policy research and evaluation Doing policy analysis Making Health Policy 2nd edition is an ideal resource for students of public health and health policy, public health practitioners and policy makers. Understanding Public Health is an innovative series published by Open University Press in collaboration with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. It provides self-directed learning covering the major issues in public health affecting low, middle and high-income countries. Series Editors: Rosalind Plowman and Nicki Thorogood. "This book is excellent and unique in the way it addresses complexity within the field of global health and policies in a simplified and practical way. Each chapter is structured to include Activities and Feedback, which fosters reflection and adult learning. This approach makes the book ideal for teaching at all levels of university. I highly recommend it." Göran Tomson, Professor of International Health Systems Research, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden "This is an excellent and accessible introduction to the politics of health policy-making by three of the world’s leading scholars on the subject. If anyone thinks that improving the health of a population is solely about getting the interventions and policy content right, this book will surely disavow them of that belief. Political dynamics matter, and the authors draw on the most up-to-date research to provide practitioners and students with clear, sensible, evidence-based guidance on how to manage these dynamics." Jeremy Shiffman, Associate Professor of Public Administration and Policy, American University, USA. "Making Health Policy is a must-read for those studying and working in global health. It provides a unique introduction to core concepts in global health policy and brings politics to the core of public health. Why do some issues get more attention than others? Why is evidence-based policy-making so difficult? How can we understand and study power in the health system? This book provides answers to these crucial questions." Devi Sridhar, James Martin Lecturer in Global Health Politics, Oxford University, UK "Having used the earlier edition of this book, I would highly recommend it. The book provides an outstanding mix of policy theories, described in clear and accessible terms, with up-to-date and engaging examples from across the world that illustrate the application of those theories. Frequent activities throughout the book provide openings for greater student engagement in the subject matter. It's a great resource for teaching." Sara Bennett, Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, USA "This book is an excellent teaching tool on policy making in the field of public health. It is very clearly structured and written, and provides a wealth of concrete examples to illustrate new concepts ... One of the key strengths is to highlight the political nature of health policy making, not presenting it as a technocratic process, but very much part of power dynamics at the local, national and global level." Chantal Blouin, Associate Director, Centre for Trade Policy and Law, Carleton University/University of Ottawa, Canada "A great introduction and reference for health policy students, offering clear and concise explication of key theories about policy-making and applied to the health sector. This book unravels the complex world of health politics and decision-making, making it comprehensible for many who have difficulty understanding the system they work in, or aspire to enter the world of health policy to make a difference." Professor Vivian Lin, School of Public Health, La Trobe University, Australia

Health Policy and Politics

But there are still signs of a prevalence of old practices and a hierarchical, closed and reactive policy making style. Consulting stakeholders and the public, although now assumed to be a necessary step in the policy process, ...

Health Policy and Politics

What is the relationship between politics and health policy in the UK? How are the interests of the medical profession, civil society and the state weighed and balanced in the making of health policy? Health Policy and Politics offers a sophisticated critical analysis of policy-making in the National Health Service. The team of contributors comprises established academics who have been actively involved in both research and policy-making in this field. They examine the 'macro' level of policy-making at governmental level, and then consider professional institutional relationships and struggles, and interpersonal decision-making and power relations within small organizations and departments. Unique in the variety of perspectives and topics covered, the volume will be required reading for those teaching and studying on a range of courses in health, social care and public policy, and for health professionals within the NHS.

Evidence Informed Health Policy

The fifth is a definition for evidence-informed health policy for use in nursing education and regulation, which may be extended to general healthcare policymaking. The first definition underpins the SUPPORT tools for evidence-informed ...

Evidence Informed Health Policy

What happens in health policy at local, state, and federal levels directly affects patients, nurses, and nursing practice. Some healthcare professionals, though, are intimidated by the knotty policy process or simply don’t know how to take the first step toward implementing policy change. In Evidence-Informed Health Policy authors Jacqueline M. Loversidge and Joyce Zurmehly demystify health policymaking and equip nurses and other healthcare professionals with the knowledge, tools, and confidence to navigate that first step—and many steps beyond.

Healthcare Politics and Policy in America

Such a policy process makes the establishment of a comprehensive national health policy highly improbable, if not impossible. The result is a mishmash of public and private sector healthcare programs and policies that often reflects ...

Healthcare Politics and Policy in America

Fully updated, this new edition provides a comprehensive examination of the ways that health policy has been shaped by the political, socioeconomic, and ideological environment of the United States. The roles played by public and private, institutional and individual actors in designing the healthcare system are identified at all levels.

Healthcare Politics and Policy in America 2014

Such a policy process makes the establishment of a comprehensive national health policy highly improbable, if not impossible. The result is a mishmash of public and private sector healthcare programs and policies that often reflects ...

Healthcare Politics and Policy in America  2014

This book provides a comprehensive examination of the ways that health policy has been shaped by the political, socioeconomic, and ideological environment of the United States. The roles played by public and private, institutional and individual actors in designing the healthcare system are identified at all levels. The book addresses the key problems of healthcare cost, access, and quality through analyses of Medicare, Medicaid, the Veterans Health Administration, and other programs, and the ethical and cost implications of advances in healthcare technology. This fully updated fourth edition gives expanded attention to the fiscal and financial impact of high healthcare costs and the struggle for healthcare reform, culminating in the passage of the Affordable Care Act, with preliminary discussion of implementation issues associated with the Affordable Care Act as well as attempts to defund and repeal it. Each chapter concludes with discussion questions and a comprehensive reference list. Helpful appendices provide a guide to websites and a chronology. PowerPoint slides and other instructional materials are available to instructors who adopt the book.

Health Policy and Systems Responses to Forced Migration

Third, more learning and exchange is required on how to influence policy in the context of forced migration, especially in areas where policy-making and evidenceinformed recommendations diverge. To further push the agenda on effective, ...

Health Policy and Systems Responses to Forced Migration

Forced migration has yet to be sufficiently addressed from the perspective of health policy and systems research, resulting in limited knowledge on system‐level interventions and policies to improve the health of forced migrants. The contributions within this edited volume seek to rectify this gap in the literature by compiling the existing knowledge on health systems and health policy responses to forced migration with a focus on asylum seekers, refugees, and internally displaced people. It also brings together the work of research communities from the fields of political science, epidemiology, health sciences, economics, psychology, and sociology to push the knowledge frontier of health research in the area of forced migration towards health policy and systems-level interventions, while also framing potential routes for further research in this area. Among the analyses within the chapters: The political economy of health and forced migration in Europe Innovative humanitarian health financing for refugees Understanding the resilience of health systems Health security in the context of forced migration Discrimination as a health systems response to forced migration Health Policy and Systems Responses to Forced Migration offers unique and interdisciplinary theoretical, empirical, and literature-based perspectives that apply a health policy and systems approach to health and healthcare challenges among forced migrants. It will find an engaged audience among policy makers and analysts, international organizations, scholars in academia, think tanks, and students in undergraduate programs or at the graduate level, for policy, practice, and educational purposes.

Health Policy Application for Nurses and Other Healthcare Professionals

The six phases of the problem-centered public policymaking process are agenda setting, policy formulation, policy ... policy Federalist structure Health policy Indemnification Institutional policy Issue networks Legal policy Model ...

Health Policy  Application for Nurses and Other Healthcare Professionals

Health Policy: Application for Nurses and Other Health Care Professionals, Third Edition provides an overview of the policy-making process within a variety of settings including academia, clinical practice, communities, and various health care systems. Health Policy takes a comprehensive structural approach to policymaking and provides the necessary tools to engage in health policy formulation. The Third Edition remains an easy-to-read foundational policy book that operationalizes health policy and politics and is one of the few health policy books that takes a civic competence model approach. It also provides the necessary tools to engage in health policy formulation and includes coverage of think tanks and expansion on policy institutes. Revised Appendices with current policy resources New Appendix: Major Federal Laws Executive Summaries Addition of Policy Terminology section at end of each chapter Policy Analysis Templates to help readers put skills into practice Summary Points and Policy Terminology emphasize critical content and terms Case studies and policy analysis templates bring concepts into the real world

The Handbook of Global Health Policy

EVIDENCE-BASED POLICY-MAKING IN GLOBAL HEALTH 153 Moynihan R, Oxman A, Lavis JN, Paulsen E. 2008. Evidence-Informed Health Policy: Using Research to Make Health Systems Healthier. Rapport nr. 1-2008. Oslo: Nasjonalt Kunnskapssenter for ...

The Handbook of Global Health Policy


Health Policy And European Union Enlargement

implemented at any level of EU decision-making. In the new public health programme HIA is supported as a cross-cutting theme, in which health impact assessment of proposals under other Community policies and activities, such as research ...

Health Policy And European Union Enlargement

· What are the implications of the different levels of health in an enlarged EU? · Will free movement of goods, services and people within an enlarged EU be good for health and health care? · What have we learned from past enlargements? European national policy-makers broadly agree on the core objectives that their health care system should pursue. The list is straightforward: universal access for all citizens, effective care for better health outcomes, efficient use of resources, and high quality services responsive to patient’s concerns. It is a formula that resonates across the political spectrum and which, in various, sometimes inventive configurations, has played a role in most recent European national election campaigns. While there may be consensus on the broader issues, expectations differ between EU countries, and with the enlargement of 2004 matters become more complex. This book seeks firstly to assess the impact of the enlargement process and then to analyse the challenges that lie ahead in the field of health and health policy. Written by leading health policy analysts, the book investigates a host of areas including: · Health care investment· International recruitment of nurses and doctors· Health and safety· Communicable disease control· European pharmaceutical policy Health Policy and European Union Enlargementwill be of interest to students of health policy, economics, public policy and management, as well as health managers and policy-makers. Contributors:Tit Albreht, Roza Adany, Ivana Bozicevic, James Buchan, Richard Coker, Evgenia Delcheva, Carl-Ardy Dubois, Anna B. Gilmore, Antero Heloma, Rainer Hess, Elke Jakubowski, Nicholas Jennett, Panos Kanavos, Manuel Lobato, Karen Lock, Laura MacLehose, Martin McKee, Sally Nicholas, Ellen Nolte, Stjepan Oreskovic, Esa Osterberg, Anne Marie Rafferty, Magdalene Rosenmöller, Alison Wright-Reid, Monika Zajac, Witold Zatonski.

Health Policy

Policy modification and policy change are two distinct types of policymaking activities. ... From public health science to prevention policy: Placing science in its social and political contexts. ... Making health policy.

Health Policy

Health care providers frequently engage in setting policy agenda at the individual, systems, institutional, or public level. Health Policy: Application for Nurses and Other Health Care Professionals provides an overview of the policymaking process within a variety of settings including academia, clinical practice, communities, and various health care systems. By including both policy evaluation and research, the author provides a comprehensive and multi-perspective approach to developing and formulating effective health care policy. Unlike other texts, Health Policy: Application for Nurses and Other Health Care Professionals utilizes a condensed format without a large amount of explanatory text. Topics include governmental overviews and roles, policy formulation and analysis, public health, political theory and practice, ethical perspectives, and policy institutes.

Health Policy in a Globalising World

In this regard , the amount of informal policymaking is also noteworthy . ... In summary , health policy - making is increasingly marked by a number of characteristics that differentiate it to varying degrees from processes that ...

Health Policy in a Globalising World

This book examines the impact of globalisation on global public health issues and policy.

Essentials of Health Policy and Law

... or when the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation provides grants to develop crops that are high in essential vitamins and minerals to improve the nutrition of people in developing countries, they are making health policy decisions.

Essentials of Health Policy and Law

As one of the newest offerings in the Jones & Bartlett Essential Public Health series, this introductory-level text is a concise and straightforward look at the seminal issues in U.S. health policy and law. It will help your students understand the broad context of health policy and law, the essential policy and legal issues impacting and flowing out of the health care and public health systems, and the way health policies and laws are formulated.Looking for more real-life evidence? Check out Cases 2, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 16, & 19-21 in Essential Case Studies in Public Health, Putting Public Health into Practice.