Collaborative Governance in Health and Technology Policy: The Use and Effects of Procedural Policy Instruments

(). 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.