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Government Perspective, General Healthcare

The perspective of the decision maker is a very important element of the decision-making process. Awareness of the decision maker's perspective can help guide the decision prior to it being made or understand the decision after it has been finalized. This is especially important for the decisions made by government agencies because of the important role that those agencies assume with respect to healthcare.

The emphasis here is on government agencies rather than the government as a whole because, contrary to what some believe, governments are usually not monolithic entities with a single societal perspective. Rather, they are collections of individual organizations, each with a distinct role (or set of roles) and, hence, perspective. The U.S. government is a good example, as it has multiple ...

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