Health Care Systems and the Problem of Classification

@article{Freeman2010HealthCS,
  title={Health Care Systems and the Problem of Classification},
  author={R. Freeman and L. Frisina},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice},
  year={2010},
  volume={12},
  pages={163 - 178}
}
  • R. Freeman, L. Frisina
  • Published 2010
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice
Abstract Classification is integral to comparison. The aim of this paper is to reflect on the nature, purpose and limits of classification in comparative health policy. We begin by describing the role of classification in comparative research design, discussing Weber's concept of the “ideal type” and drawing on the sociology of scientific knowledge to reflect on classification as an essentially social and uncertain process. In the sections which follow, we present an outline history of the… Expand
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