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Health Governance in the Aftermath of Traditional Corporatism: One Small Step for the Legislator, One Giant Leap for the Subsystem?

GPS, Vol. 5 No. 1, (2009)

There is much change happening within outpatient care in Germany. What will be the out-come of these changes? This article analyzes changes in the legal framework and policy impacts concerning the system of organized interests. Subsequently the manifold changes in German regions are analyzed to develop ideal-typical scenarios of the possible future of hierarchy, market, and cooperation in outpatient care governance. It is argued that minor reform compromises are about to lead to major changes of the subsystem.

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