The Sociology of the Health Service
Edited by Michael Bury, Michael Calnan, Jonathan Gabe
Routledge – 2002 – 256 pages
The Sociology of the Health Service responds directly to the need to develop a sociological analysis of current health policy. Topics covered vary from privatisation and health service management to health education and the politics of professional power. Also included is an histroical review of sociology's contributions to health policy and proposals for an agenda for sociological health policy research in the 1990s.