Regulating Healthcare: A Prescription for Improvement?

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McGraw-Hill Education (UK), Jun 1, 2003 - Education - 262 pages
Healthcare organizations in the UK and the USA face a growing tide of regulation, accreditation, inspection and external review, all aimed at improving their performance. This book explores the development and use of healthcare regulation in both countries, comparing and contrasting their experience and drawing on regulatory research in other industries and settings, offers a structured approach to analysing what regulators do and how they work and develops principles for effective regulation, aimed at maximising the benefits of regulatory interventions and minimising their costs.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION
1
CONCEPTS AND THEORIES
19
Chapter 3 REGULATING HEALTHCARE IN tHE UNITED STATES
49
Chapter 4 REGULATING HEALTHCARE IN THE UNITED KINGDOM
105
Chapter 5 ANALYSING HEALTHCARE REGULATION
159
THE FUTURE FOR HEALTHCARE REGULATION
221
References
239
Further reading
252
Index
259
Back cover
263
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Kieran Walshe is Reader in Public Management, and Director of Research at the Manchester Centre for Healthcare Management, University of Manchester.

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