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Health policy and management: In praise of political science: Comment on “on health policy and management (HPAM): Mind the theory-policy-practice gap”

Lookup NU author(s): Emeritus Prof David Hunter


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© 2015 by Kerman University of Medical Sciences. Health systems have entered a third era embracing whole systems thinking and posing complex policy and management challenges. Understanding how such systems work and agreeing what needs to be put in place to enable them to undergo effective and sustainable change are more pressing issues than ever for policy-makers. The theory-policy-practice-gap and its four dimensions, as articulated by Chinitz and Rodwin, is acknowledged. It is suggested that insights derived from political science can both enrich our understanding of the gap and suggest what changes are needed to tackle the complex challenges facing health systems.

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Author(s): Hunter DJ

Publication type: Note

Publication status: Published

Journal: International Journal of Health Policy and Management

Year: 2015

Volume: 4

Issue: 6

Pages: 391-394

Print publication date: 01/06/2015

Online publication date: 12/03/2015

Acceptance date: 01/01/1900

ISSN (print): 2322-5939

Publisher: Kerman University of Medical Sciences


DOI: 10.15171/ijhpm.2015.62