Decentred comparative research: Context sensitive analysis of maternal health care.

  title={Decentred comparative research: Context sensitive analysis of maternal health care.},
  author={Sirpa Wrede and Cecilia Benoit and Ivy Lynn Bourgeault and Edwin R. van Teijlingen and Jane Sandall and Raymond Gene De Vries},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  volume={63 11},
Cross-national comparison is an important tool for health care research, but too often those who use this method fail to consider important inter-national differences in the social organisation of health care and in the relationship between health care practices and social experience. In this article we make the case for a context-sensitive and reflexive analysis of health care that allows researchers to understand the important ways that health care systems and practices are situated in time… CONTINUE READING
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