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J Health Polit Policy Law (2010) 35 (4): 643–661.
Published: 01 August 2010
...Lawrence D. Brown Path dependence, a model first advanced to explain puzzles in the diffusion of technology, has lately won allegiance among analysts of the politics of public policy, including health care policy. Though the central premise of the model—that past events and decisions shape options...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (2005) 30 (1-2): 53–78.
Published: 01 April 2005
...Gwyn Bevan; Ray Robinson The purpose of this article is to use the ideas of path dependency to understand why policies implemented by governments for health care in England were and are suboptimal in terms of the control of total costs, the equitable distribution of hospital services, and effi...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (2005) 30 (1-2): 231–252.
Published: 01 April 2005
... on the construction of the Spanish National Health Service (NHS) in an attempt to shed some light on this debate. Against widespread claims of path dependency, we argue that the specific nature of the devolution model developed in Spain, given the more egalitarian sociopolitical structure that resulted from...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (2010) 35 (4): 681–688.
Published: 01 August 2010
...David Wilsford; Lawrence D. Brown Duke University Press 2010 Baldwin, P. 2009 . The Narcissism of Minor Differences: How America and Europe are Alike . New York: Oxford University Press. Brown, L. D. 2010 . Pedestrian Paths: Why Path-Dependence Theory Leaves Health Policy Analysis...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (2010) 35 (4): 449–454.
Published: 01 August 2010
...Mirella Cacace; Lorraine Frisina Duke University Press 2010 Editors’ Note Beyond Path Dependency: Explaining Health Care System Change In July 2008 Lorraine Frisina sent me a note describing a conference she...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (2010) 35 (4): 595–614.
Published: 01 August 2010
... the Ministry of Health from the direct provision of services such as mental health and long-term care. This article explores how punctuated equilibrium and path dependency coexist in the Israeli case. In doing so, it examines the relevance of concepts provided by various theories of social and institutional...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (2016) 41 (3): 355–392.
Published: 01 June 2016
... relatively neglected in the welfare state literature. We analyze pooled time series models of the public share of total health spending for eighteen rich democracies from 1960 to 2010. Building on path dependency theory, we present a strategy for modeling the relationship between the initial 1960 public...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (2005) 30 (1-2): 79–96.
Published: 01 April 2005
.... Much of the change in Finnish health care can be explained by institutional path dependency. The tradition of strong but small local authorities and the lack of legitimate democratic regional authorities as well as the coexistence of a dominant Beveridge-style health system with a marginal Bismarckian...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (2005) 30 (1-2): 29–52.
Published: 01 April 2005
.... Theories of path dependency and institutional inertia are used to explain the relative stability in the overall structure, and theories of policy process and reform are used to discuss gradual changes within the overall framework. Although comprehensive reforms have not taken place in Denmark, many gradual...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (2005) 30 (1-2): 97–120.
Published: 01 April 2005
...Lise Rochaix; David Wilsford In this article, we assess the recent performance of the French state at containing costs in health care using political science concepts such as path dependency and incentives, which are central to an economic approach. The article focuses on institutional capacities...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (2019) 44 (6): 823–854.
Published: 01 December 2019
... an analysis of the path-dependent ways that each nation adapted coercion in response to civil society resistance. Each nation has moved up and down a continuum of coercion searching for a policy that balances overcoming passive noncompliance without engendering active resistance . Arriving at different...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (2020) 45 (4): 677–691.
Published: 01 August 2020
...” of the ACA: complex legislation, path dependency, demos-constraining institutions, deep social cleavages, segmentalism, or the persistence of the welfare state. Each of these pictures of the ACA has strong support in the US-focused literature. Each also cases the ACA as part of a different experience shared...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (2012) 37 (4): 665–676.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Michel Grignon Real reforms attempt to change how health care is financed and how it is rationed. Three main explanations have been offered to explain why such reforms are so difficult: institutional gridlock, path dependency, and societal preferences. The latter posits that choices made regarding...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (2015) 40 (4): 923–931.
Published: 01 August 2015
... single-payer system would not replace our currently dysfunctional health care politics. It would be a product of that same legislative process and political economy and thus be disfigured by the same interest group politics, path dependence, and fragmentation that Laurence Seidman rightly laments...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (2012) 37 (3): 365–404.
Published: 01 June 2012
..., and participation; these are then compared with Blue Cross and U.S. hospital prepayment. While acknowledging the importance of path dependence in shaping attitudes of British bureaucrats toward these schemes, analysis emphasizes their failure in pressure group politics, in contrast to the United States. In both...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (1997) 22 (3): 839–878.
Published: 01 June 1997
...Karl Kronebusch There is a substantial heterogeneity of interests within the Medicaid program. Its major beneficiary groups include the elderly, people with disabilities, children in low-income families, and adults receiving Aid to Families with Dependent Children. Providers who deliver medical...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (2010) 35 (4): 663–680.
Published: 01 August 2010
.... 2009 . Animal Spirits: How Human Psychology Drives the Economy, and Why It Matters for Global Capitalism . Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. Arthur, B. 1994 . Increasing Returns and Path Dependence in the Economy . Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press. Brown, L. D. 2010...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (2000) 25 (5): 975–978.
Published: 01 October 2000
...David Wilsford 2000 by Duke University Press 2000 Wilsford, David. 1995a . Path Dependency, or Why History Makes It Difficult but Not Impossible to Reform Health Care Systems in a Big Way. Journal of Public Policy 14 (3): 251 -283. ———. 1995b . States Facing Interests:Struggles...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (2005) 30 (1-2): 295–298.
Published: 01 April 2005
... The Divided Welfare State is extending the idea of path dependencies to explain the relation- ship between public and private approaches to promoting welfare in the United States. Although not deterministic, the idea of path dependence is that timing and order of events can establish a path...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (2005) 30 (1-2): 1–6.
Published: 01 April 2005
..., con- vened at the London School of Economics and Political Science, took up the challenge of testing theories of policy change, focusing on concepts of policy legacies and path dependencies that have become all the rage in studies of policy development. It was these key juncture points...