Institutions, Veto Points, and Policy Results: A Comparative Analysis of Health Care

  title={Institutions, Veto Points, and Policy Results: A Comparative Analysis of Health Care},
  author={Ellen M. Immergut},
  journal={Journal of Public Policy},
  pages={391 - 416}
  • E. Immergut
  • Published 1 October 1990
  • Political Science, Medicine
  • Journal of Public Policy
ABSTRACT The medical profession is reputed to control decision-making in medical care to such an extent that one can speak of professional dominance. Yet West European health policies have radically changed the working conditions and incomes of doctors in many countries. Why have some governments been able to ‘socialize’ medicine? This article seeks to refute the view that the medical profession exercises a universal veto power. In contrast to scholars who explain medical influence in terms of… 

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