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Title The European patient of the future / edited by Angela Coulter and Helen Magee
Published Maidenhead ; Philadelphia : Open University Press, ©2003


Description 1 online resource (xiii, 285 pages) : illustrations
Series State of health series
State of health series.
Contents Machine generated contents note: Literature review template -- b Focus group topic guide -- c Telephone survey questionnaire
Summary Health care is changing fast and patients' experiences and expectations are also changing. Developments in information technology and biotechnology are already having a profound influence on the way health services are delivered and the organization of health care is under reform in most countries. Patients no longer see themselves as passive recipients of care: increasingly they expect to be involved in all decisions that affect them. This book reports the results of a major study carried out in eight different European countries to look at health policy dilemmas through the eyes of the patient. Drawing on literature reviews, focus groups and a survey of 1,000 people in each of the eight countries, the book addresses the following questions: Why might the patients of the future be different? What will patients and citizens expect from health systems? Will the public be willing to pay more for better health care? What kind of value trade-offs are people prepared to make, for example between prompt access and continuity of care, or between choice and equity? How will patients access information, advice and treatment?; How should policy-makers and providers react to patients' desire for greater autonomy? How can public confidence in health systems be maintained in the future? The "European Patient of the Future" is a clear, jargon-free text which will be a key resource for all health service professionals, health policy analysts and patient advocates
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Europa
Medical care -- Europe
Medical policy -- Europe
Patients -- Services for -- Europe
Patients -- Europe -- Attitudes
Delivery of Health Care -- trends -- Europe
Patient Participation -- trends -- Europe
Health Policy -- trends -- Europe
Delivery of Health Care -- trends
Health Policy -- trends
Patient Participation -- trends
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Health Care Issues.
MEDICAL -- Public Health.
MEDICAL -- Health Policy.
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- General.
MEDICAL -- Diseases.
MEDICAL -- Health Care Delivery.
Medical care.
Medical policy.
Patients -- Attitudes.
Patients -- Services for.
Internationaler Vergleich
Vergelijkend onderzoek.
Public Health - General.
Public Health.
Health & Biological Sciences.
Soins médicaux -- Pays de l'Union européenne.
Politique sanitaire -- Pays de l'Union européenne.
Patients -- Satisfaction -- Pays de l'Union européenne.
Form Electronic book
Author Coulter, Angela.
Magee, Helen, 1951-
LC no. 2004351583
ISBN 0335224628