Health consumer activism in Australia : the downside of state inclusion

Löfgren, Hans 2011, Health consumer activism in Australia : the downside of state inclusion, Health issues, vol. 107, Winter, pp. 9-10.

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Title Health consumer activism in Australia : the downside of state inclusion
Author(s) Löfgren, Hans
Journal name Health issues
Volume number 107
Season Winter
Start page 9
End page 10
Total pages 2
Publisher Health Issues Centre
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Publication date 2011
ISSN 0819-5781
Summary Many community groups concerned with health issues - women's organisations, patient support groups and older citizens' organisations - were formed long before they were designated as 'consumer' groups. Members of health groups founded in the 1960s and 1970s understood themselves to be activists for social change, not 'consumers'. They challenged established models of health care and mobilised to redress inequities of access to care and inequalities of power between the medical profession and the 'lay' population. The major campaign in this period was to establish universal health insurance.
Language eng
Field of Research 169999 Studies in Human Society not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
HERDC Research category C2 Other contribution to refereed journal
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