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Significant variation exists in how health care systems and medical professionals are regulated in different countries, in order to ensure the public are protected from unsafe or poorly-performing doctors. One key feature they increasingly share in common is an emphasis on the value of including members of the public in quality assurance processes, to act as a counteracting voice to those of doctors, other health professions and health care managers.
This collection compares and critically examines the ways in which different countries are involving service users in the regulation of health services, in order to highlight their real-world impact on patients.
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Dr Martyn Chamberlain is a medical criminologist whose interdisciplinary academic background covers criminology, bioethics, socio-legal studies and medical sociology. His research interests include the study of medical malpractice, negligence and criminality; the role of `big data' and artificial intelligence in public health ethics and governance; as well as the emergence of gene editing technology and the role of neuroscience in the courtroom. Mike Dent is Emeritus Professor, Staffordshire University & Visiting Professor, University of Leicester. He is a sociologist with an interest in healthcare professions and comparative healthcare organisation. Currently, he is also researching and publishing on the topic of public and user involvement in healthcare. Mike is also on the board of RC52 Sociology of Professions of International Sociological Association (ISA). Professor Mike Saks is Emeritus Professor at the University of Suffolk and Visiting Professor at the University of Lincoln, Plymouth Marjon University, the Royal Veterinary College, University of London, and the University of Toronto, Canada. Alongside his previous membership of the Executive/Board of six Universities (including as Chief Executive), he has produced numerous high-profile journal articles/chapters, as well as fifteen books on health, professions, regulation and research methods.
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