Collaborative Governance in Health and Technology Policy: The Use and Effects of Procedural Policy Instruments
Lang, Achim (2016). Collaborative Governance in Health and Technology Policy: The Use and Effects of Procedural Policy Instruments. Administration & Society, online first Peer reviewed.
Stimulating technological innovations and limiting access to expensive health
technology require the coordination and coherence of overlapping policy
sub-systems: research, market access, and reimbursement. This study
investigates which procedural policy instruments proved more successful
in integrating collaborative governance arrangements in Great Britain and
Germany. A new classification of procedural policy instruments is developed
based on the targeted dimensions of collaborative governance (network
structure and policy phase). The comparative analysis rests on expert
interviews and meeting records and reveals that, in Great Britain, active
leadership prevails during the consultations, while Germany, in contrast,
presents a case of inconsistent governance.