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Health Care Reform in Sweden, 1980-1994 (Hardback)
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Health Care Reform in Sweden, 1980-1994 (Hardback)

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Hardback 320 Pages / Published: 30/10/1999
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After World War II, Sweden led the Western world in social programs. By the 1970s it was considered a model of the successful welfare state, providing a broader and more elaborate system of social programs and security to more people than any other country, the centerpiece of which was its health care system. As Twaddle explains, however, by 1990 there was a significant shift in Sweden's health policy debates. Instead of speaking about the medical care system in terms of effectiveness, solidarity, and public planning, the discussions grew focused on competition, markets, and privatization, taking on more of the characteristics of the U.S. system. Twaddle explores the nature of the proposed changes in medical care, the context in which those changes were being proposed, and the steps that were taken to implement change. He concludes that the problem of market- oriented reforms in health care seems to be almost universal.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780865692893
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 635 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 22 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"This book is devoted to the reforms undertaken during 1980-1994 to make the system more responsive and efficient."-Abstracts of Public Administration, Development, and Environment
?This book is devoted to the reforms undertaken during 1980-1994 to make the system more responsive and efficient.?-Abstracts of Public Administration, Development, and Environment
"Professor Twaddle shows in a profound way how social scientific theory and method can be fruitfully applied to the analysis and understanding of important social problems."-Thomas Brante Professor of Sociology, University of Lund
"It is fascinating that this intense period in the Swedish health care system has been so well described and analyzed in such a brilliant way by a professor from the United States not belonging to the culture in Scandinavia....I warmly recommend [this book] to all persons interested in the development of health care systems both in Sweden and other countries."-Lars Borgquist Professor of Health Economics and General Medicine Tema H Linkopings Universitet
"Those familiar with Twaddle's social analyses of medicine will find in his new work what we have come to expect from him--a clear-eyed grasp of the complexity of medical care that is informed by a masterful grasp of the relevant sociology. Twaddle effectively constitutes the Swedish experience as a window for viewing the current struggles between democratic values, professional assertiveness, and market forces as they interact within the modern welfare state."-Eugene B. Gallagher Department of Behavioral Science University of Kentucky

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