Governance of Health Care Innovation. Excursions into Politics, Science and Citizenship.
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This book contains finalist papers from two consecutive cohorts in the "Governance of Health Care Innovation" honours programme at Maastricht University. They cover a diversity of fascinating research issues from a fresh, ‘new graduate’ perspective. Framed in a narrative methodology, these individual excursions take us on a whirlwind tour through governance controversies in such areas as invention, legislation, vaccination, marketization, coordination or standardization in Public Health. Along the way we encounter conundrums surrounding cold chambers, steamveins, e-health, telemedicine, sex selection, drug and rice patenting, nano-particles, mental health outsourcing, clinical pricing and genetic insurance from the EU heartland to Brazil, South Africa and Asia.