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Comparative Studies and the Politics of Modern Medical Care$
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Theodore R. Marmor, Richard Freeman, and Kieke G. H. Okma

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780300149838

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300149838.001.0001

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Primary Care and Health Reform Concepts, Confusions, and Clarifications

Primary Care and Health Reform Concepts, Confusions, and Clarifications

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(p.180) 7 Primary Care and Health Reform Concepts, Confusions, and Clarifications
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Comparative Studies and the Politics of Modern Medical Care
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Loseph White

Theodore R. Marmor

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300149838.003.0007

This chapter discusses the myths and realities of “primary care reform.” The first section addresses the various conceptual versions of what counts as “primary.” The second section shows the variations and similarities in the discussion and practice among five countries (United States, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, United Kingdom). The third section summarizes the patterns of reform advocacy and system practice, and the relationship between those very different phenomena.

Keywords:   primary care reform, health care reform, United States, Canada, Germany, Netherlands, United Kingdom

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