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2008 | 1(161) | 39-53
Article title

Politics and Institutions in the Reform of Health Care in the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland

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Abstracts
EN
The article discusses main developments in the organization and financing of health care in the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland. These countries exemplify different approaches to health care reform and different processes of institutional change of health care systems. The article charts main policy developments and offers explanation of dynamics of changes. It emphasizes the role of politics and broadly understood institutions, which are often neglected in the literature on health care reform in the region. It is argued that political institutions, party politics and rivalries within the governments influenced the scope and timing of policy changes. Institutional changes were also affected by the patterns of interest representation and organizational and normative developments that resulted from decisions and non-decisions taken in the past.
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  • M. Sitek, Instytut Filozofii in Socjologii Pan, ul. Nowy Swiat 72, 00-330 Warszawa, Poland
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Publication order reference
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08PLAAAA04749042
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.30f5f10e-61f8-3027-8df3-0a116342e7ed
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