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Mainstreaming Co-OperationAn Alternative for the Twenty-First Century?$
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Anthony Webster, Linda Shaw, Rachael Vorberg-Rugh, and Rachael Vorberg-Rugh

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780719099595

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719099595.001.0001

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Co-operatives in health care: global prospects for the development of co-operatives as instruments of consumer-centred health care

Co-operatives in health care: global prospects for the development of co-operatives as instruments of consumer-centred health care

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(p.169) 10 Co-operatives in health care: global prospects for the development of co-operatives as instruments of consumer-centred health care
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Mainstreaming Co-Operation
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Vern Hughes

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719099595.003.0010

This chapter argues that consumer co-operatives offer great potential for health care reform that integrates care around the needs of consumers and contains health costs. Two case studies – of the Group Health Cooperative in Seattle and the Yallourn Hospital and Medical Society near Melbourne – provide examples of co-operative provision in the USA and Australia. The author draws on his own experience in co-operative provision of health care, and provides an outline strategy for transitioning to co-operative health care models.

Keywords:   Co-operative movement, Health care, Australia, USA, Public services, Consumers, Group Health Cooperative, Yallourn Hospital and Medical Society

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