Book News: March 21st, 2002

By Rod SheaffThis comprehensive book covers all main aspects of marketing and describes how conventional marketing methods can be adapted for use in healthcare and publicly-funded systems responsible for health promotion and health service planning. Written for busy health service managers and clinical professionals, the book shows how successful marketing can be put into practice. The material is organized according to the different type of marketing task found in health systems: healthcare purchasing, health promotion, public hospital provision, primary care and consumer research. Responsive Healthcare focuses mainly on the British health system and its recent reforms, but the general themes and lessons to be learned are applicable to most health systems and the book will be of interest to health service managers and clinicians worldwide.

Published by The Open University Press. Paperback 19.99 pounds. ISBN: 0-335-19966-6.