This book presents an international snapshot of the social organisation of healthcare. Papers describe major trends in healthcare in Australia, Canada, Finland, the Netherlands, South America, UK and the USA. Subjects addressed include new models of organisational governance, new medical technologies, and the promotion of private health insurance. The book highlights convergence and divergence across national and international contexts. It fosters links between organisational studies and medical sociology. It also points to new research directions and developments.
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd