Because health policy is the result of a tremendous variety of shifting forces, it is necessary to be eclectic in the approach used to study it. Analyzing the Canadian case in this broad perspective reveals that the influence of ideological and institutional forces, and principal actors is more important than most commentators believe, and that the dynamism in health policy formulation has resulted in a great deal of internal conflict as well as politicization and provincialization.
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