Navigating Private and Public Healthcare

Experiences of Patients, Doctors and Policy-Makers

Editors: Collyer, Fran, Willis, Karen (Eds.)

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  • Addresses the dearth of discussion about the growth of private healthcare
  • Drawing upon experts from several countries, this collection offers a unique perspective on healthcare systems: a view from those trying to access healthcare services, working inside systems, or responsible for managing and organising services
  • Provides an international perspective on the navigation of healthcare systems, and to the growing salience of ‘choice’ between public and private medicine in a variety of different systems and contexts
  • A valuable resource for researchers, students and practitioners interested in healthcare and comparative policy
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About this book

This edited collection focuses on the global growth of privatisation and private sector medicine in both developed and lesser developed countries, and the impact of this on patients, health workers, managers and policy-makers. Drawing upon sociological theories, concepts and insights, as well as experts from several countries with extensive experience in researching the field either nationally or internationally, the collection offers a unique perspective on healthcare services and healthcare systems: a view from those trying to access healthcare services, working inside health systems, or responsible for managing and organising services. Collectively, the chapters contribute an international perspective on the navigation of healthcare systems, and addresses the growing salience of ‘choice’ between public and private medicine in a variety of different national systems and contexts.

About the authors

Fran Collyer is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Sydney. Her current projects focus on the history and impact of Australian sociology, the growth of private medicine and the inequalities of global networks of expert knowledge. Recent books include Knowledge and Global Power (2019); and the Palgrave Handbook of Social Theory in Health, Illness and Medicine (2015).
Karen Willis is Professor in the School of Allied Health at La Trobe University and at Melbourne Health. Willis is joint editor-in-chief of Health Sociology Review, and her research focuses on how choices are made between private and public healthcare, and interaction with healthcare professionals. Willis has published Society, Culture and Health (in two editions) and is an active user of Twitter (@KarenWillis19) to promote debate in health sociology.

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“This book offers a brilliant analysis of the changing relationships between public and private expenditure in healthcare. The case studies take us on a journey across the globe and illuminate different stakeholder perspectives, healthcare systems and areas of provision. The book will become a valuable source for everyone in healthcare research, teaching and policy-making.” (Ellen Kuhlmann, Medical School Hannover, Germany)

“Understanding the complex interaction between public, non-profit and for-profit provision of health care is challenging even for professionals in the field. This volume gives a rich set of case studies, grounded in rigorous sociological analysis. It provides a valuable corrective to the simplistic idea that increased for-profit provision will promote competition and enhance consumer choice.” (John Quiggin, University of Queensland, Australia)

“While private medicine is now a significant characteristic of healthcare around the world, under the influence of neoliberalism and marketization, it has received relatively little sociological attention. This book seeks to do just this. Drawing on case studies from a diverse range of countries it offers insights into how the shift towards “the private” has impacted on all levels of healthcare, and in so doing contributed to inequality is such healthcare. As such it is essential reading for students, researchers, policy makers and the general public who care about this vital issue.” (Jonathan Gabe, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-11

    Willis, Karen

  • Chapter Two: Universalism in Healthcare and Social Citizenship in Chile, Uruguay and Costa Rica

    Pages 15-39

    Budowski, Monica

  • Chapter Three: Privatisation and Marketisation Within a Healthcare System: The Swedish Experience

    Pages 41-60

    Blomqvist, Paula

  • Chapter Four: ‘Looking Outside Their Walls’: Exploring Community Health in Chicago Hospitals

    Pages 63-86

    De Maio, Fernando (et al.)

  • Chapter Five: Contracting-Out Care: Nursing Homes in Canada

    Pages 87-103

    Armstrong, Pat (et al.)

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eBook $89.00
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  • ISBN 978-981-329-208-6
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-329-207-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Navigating Private and Public Healthcare
Book Subtitle
Experiences of Patients, Doctors and Policy-Makers
Editors
  • Fran Collyer
  • Karen Willis
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-329-208-6
DOI
10.1007/978-981-32-9208-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-329-207-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 304
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations
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