The Health Policy and Management (HPAM) Gap-From Diagnosis to Prescription: a response to two commentaries

DP. Chinitz, VG. Rodwin
International Journal of Health Policy and Management, 4(7): 495–496.

We reflected on why the field of HPAM has had little impact on the basic arrangements within which most physicians practice. We argued that this failure reflects four dimensions of a theory-policy-practice gap: 1) The dominance of microeconomic thinking; 2) The lack of learning from comparative case studies in healthcare management; 3) The separation of HPAM from frontline medical providers; and 4) The failure to expose medical students to issues of HPAM with respect to the organizational and regulatory environments in which they will ultimately work.

Wagner Faculty