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Methodological Workshop, given during ESGM First Summer Course in Comparative Health.
Medicalization can be considered as the extension of medical categories in aspects of human lives which were not medical until that moment (Conrad, 2009; Maturo, 2009). The main mechanism of medicalization is pathologization: the process through which a non-medical problem is defined as a disease or ...
Influenced strongly by their respective national politics and the real threat of rising health care costs, the health care systems of the United Kingdom (UK) and the United States (US) are simultaneously undergoing systemic change, and within those systems the roles of physicians are expected to cha ...
The health systems of the OECD countries resp. EU Member States have been in a dynamic transformation process since the early 1990s, and those belonging to the Bismarckian type are no exception. The very core of these reforms was, and still is, to strengthen a regime of managed care and managed comp ...
Comprehensive reform of the health care system in the United States (US) has been a US public policy priority for the past 100 years. Several prior US presidents have attempted, unsuccessfully, to reform US health care on a national scale. Recently elected Democratic President Barack Obama had the p ...
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