Controversies in Health Care Policies: Challenges to PracticeBMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6977.475 (Published 18 February 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:475
- Elaine Murphy
Ed Marshall Marinker BMJ Publishing Group, pounds sterling12.95, pp 132 ISBN 0 7279 0894 4
Policymaking in health care has three salient features: firstly, the profound uncertainties and ambiguities in medicine which masquerade as facts; secondly, the pervasiveness of conflicting ideas and values; and, thirdly, the complexity of the group process by which we come to an agreement about what to do. Marshall Marinker, the editor of Controversies in Health Care Policies, refers to these three characteristic features …
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