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Health Care Governance
Health care governance

The concept ‘governance’ is multi-layered, complex and difficult to define, but at its simplest it is the way ‘in which organizations and the people working in them relate to each other’ (Davies et al., 2005: 21). The notion of governance is essentially a conceptualization of the dynamic relationship of authority and control that exists between social structures and social actors. Hence its utilization in attempting to conceptualize the important changes occurring in the way in which society is governed, and in particular the structuring and restructuring of social networks and hierarchies.

It is precisely because of this concern with contextually bound relational social practices that different modes or types of governance are identified within the literature. These can include a control ...

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