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Public Attitudes and Changes in Health Care Systems: A Confrontation and a Puzzle

Achille Ardigó

in The Scope of Government

Published in print September 1998 | ISBN: 9780198294740
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191598838 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198294743.003.0014

Series: Beliefs in Government

 Public Attitudes and Changes in Health Care Systems: A Confrontation and a Puzzle

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Considers what citizens perceive to be the responsibilities of their governments and the way they assess the activities of government concerning the management of the welfare state, with particular reference to health services. First, it draws conclusions from a secondary analysis of data from cross‐national sample surveys that contain questions on the role of national governments in providing health services. Second, it relates these findings to recent variations in health service expenditure. The scale of current and prospective changes in public health service funding offers a fruitful arena for future research on the relationship between public opinion and government policy on health care provision.

Keywords: public health services; public opinion

Chapter.  6023 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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