RC25 - Comparative Health Policy

Chair

Kieke Okma, Wagner School of Public Service, New York University
kiekeokma781@gmail.com

 

Officers

Lenaura de Vasconcelos Costa Lobato, Co-Vice Chair
lenauralobato@uol.com.br

Ryozo Matsuda, Co-Vice Chair
rmatsuda@ss.ritsumei.ac.jp

 

Background

Recognised as study group in 1984; granted research committee status in 1997.

 

Objectives

Takes stock of comparative analyses of health policy studies, and reviews the state of the art in contemporary approaches, methodologies and substantive findings. It addresses options and instruments in health policy including modes of financing, privatisation, corporatist and non-corporatist decision-making, policy networks, self-help, and health promotion. It seeks to compare commonalities over time, place and substance as well as to contrast non-governmental and governmental experiences in organising, financing, regulating and delivering health care services in the ambulatory and the hospital care sector. It also analyses health policy and sustainable development seeking to explore the rewards of investments in human capital and democratic participation in pubic policies for health care.

 

Websites

http://rc25.ipsa.org/