Reliable in Their Failure: An Analysis of Healthcare Reform Policies in Public Systems
24 Pages Posted: 13 Aug 2009 Last revised: 20 Aug 2009
Date Written: 2009
In this paper, we analyze recommendations of past governmental commissions and their implementation in Quebec as a case to discuss the obstacles that litter the road to healthcare system reform. Our analysis shows that the obstacles to tackling the healthcare system’s main problems may have less to do with programmatic (what to do) than with political and governance (how to do it) questions. We then draw on neo-institutional theory to discuss the causes and effects of this situation.
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