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date: 18 December 2018

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This article examines the application of the concept of participatory governance in policy making in the public health domain. It argues that the practices of participatory governance and accommodation, based on partnership and cooperation between providers and consumers, have not materialized in the health policy domain as patients have not had a chance to raise a substantial voice. The article explains that although patients do make choices, their limited discretion does not yield the political clout essential for the emergence of participatory governance. It also evaluates the extent to which medical professionals have joined the participatory trend by adopting accommodative practices of policy making.

Keywords: participatory governance, policy making, public health, partnership, cooperation, health policy, medical professionals, accommodative practices

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