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Coordination among Health Care Stakeholders: Effects on State Health Policy Choices

Author: SHEILA KENNELLY McGINNIS
Published in JHHSA, Vol. 25 No. 2

This article proposes that coordination among health stakeholders is
reflected in the structural relations within state health care lobbies and
treats lobbies as a mechanism of social control over the industry. This
article compares the effects of structural relations of lobbies and also
professional associations and economic conditions upon a regulatory
typology of health policy outcomes. Results of network analysis show
that special interest structures exert social control, regulatory policy
reflects choices between markets and regulation and vertical industry
relations, and network analysis is useful for studying these complex
ideas.

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