Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10316/36306
Title: Citizen participation and discontent in three Southern European health systems
Authors: Serapioni, Mauro 
Matos, Ana Raquel 
Keywords: Europe; Health Care Reform; Humans; Policy Making; Community Participation; Delivery of Health Care; Public Opinion
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Elsevier
Serial title, monograph or event: Social Science & Medicine
Volume: 123
Abstract: Participation has featured in political agendas in recent decades and the domain of healthcare has not been indifferent to its appeal. Although emerging later than in other European regions, the involvement of civil society in healthcare decision-making procedures has proved one of the biggest challenges facing Southern European health systems. The health systems of the countries considered in this analysis - Italy, Portugal and Spain - underwent reforms that brought citizen participation to the forefront of the health system. Through national laws or health plans, each of these countries has recognised the need to promote participation in order to 'give a voice' to citizens in the health sector. Accordingly, a range of significant activities have been implemented in the region, although they have been developed unequally within national territories, at different paces and involving the mobilisation of different actors. This article focuses on the most relevant experiences of citizen participation designed and implemented in the three selected countries, describing their key features and potential, as well as the main critical issues and contradictions that have emerged over time. Particular emphasis is given to the impact of the current financial crisis on Southern European national health systems, especially in terms of participatory methods, the way in which citizen participation is progressing and civil society's reaction to these important changes.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10316/36306
ISSN: 0277-9536
Other Identifiers: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2014.06.006
DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2014.06.006
Rights: openAccess
Appears in Collections:I&D CES - Artigos em Revistas Internacionais

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat
Citizen participation and discontent in three Southern European health systems.pdf309.8 kBAdobe PDFView/Open
Show full item record

SCOPUSTM   
Citations

20
checked on May 29, 2020

WEB OF SCIENCETM
Citations 5

17
checked on Oct 22, 2020

Page view(s) 50

335
checked on Oct 20, 2020

Download(s) 50

239
checked on Oct 20, 2020

Google ScholarTM

Check

Altmetric

Altmetric


Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.