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Patient-centredness and consumerism in healthcare: an ideological mess.

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In this paper we contrast two concepts that permeate political rhetoric concerning healthcare in the UK and elsewhere: patient centred care and consumerism. We outline their parallel histories and note that they appear to have different philosophical origins. Both concepts, however, are founded in the value or rights of the patient, whether as a person or as a buyer of services. As these concepts are variously defined or even misinterpreted, we note that this creates opportunities for their r...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1177/0141076817731905

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-4163-4873
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Journal:
Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine More from this journal
Volume:
110
Issue:
11
Pages:
425-427
Publication date:
2017-09-01
Acceptance date:
2017-09-18
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EISSN:
1758-1095
ISSN:
0141-0768
Pmid:
28949269
Language:
English
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pubs:732855
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uuid:6c3ffc7f-513c-4d23-813f-bfb7842c84ce
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pubs:732855
Source identifiers:
732855
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2018-01-16

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