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countries (Health Consumer Powerhouse, 2019 ). For example, the UK scores well on patient rights and information but poorly on accessibility (waiting times for treatment) and “amber” on outcomes. The Netherlands, on the other hand, score even better on patient rights and information than the UK, and also well on accessibility and outcomes (Health Consumer Powerhouse, 2019 ). The Picker Institute notes how Bismarck countries have embedded patient rights in statute. Germany issued a Charter of Rights for People in Need of Long-Term Care and Assistance

in Organising care around patients
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Gareth Millward

immunisation 1991–2001’, Vaccine , 23:48–49 (2005), 5670–87. 12 Jane Lewis, ‘The prevention of diphtheria in Canada and Britain 1914–1945’, Journal of Social History , 20:1 (1986), 163–76; Linda Bryder, ‘ “We shall not find salvation in inoculation”: BCG vaccination in Scandinavia, Britain and the USA, 1921–1960’, Social Science & Medicine , 49:9 (1999), 1157–67. 13 Alex Mold, Making the Patient-Consumer: Patient Organisations and Health Consumerism in Britain (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2015

in Vaccinating Britain
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Gareth Millward

financial incentive to do so. The single vaccine, given in two doses, was also much more convenient. However, this system still required parents to choose to vaccinate. This caused problems during the MMR crisis itself. For while there was little counter information or other options available to parents, there was only one obvious choice. When the MMR–autism link became more widely talked about and an alternative action was considered possible – separate vaccinations – choice became a major issue. The rise of the rhetoric around choice and growing health consumerism meant

in Vaccinating Britain
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Gareth Millward

1970s’, in Matthew Hilton and James McKay (eds), The Ages of Voluntarism : How we got to the Big Society (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011), pp. 114–34; Alex Mold, Making the Patient-consumer: Patient Organisations and Health Consumerism in Britain (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2015). 36 On risk, see Chapter 4 and Ulrich Beck, Risk Society: Towards a New Modernity (London: Sage, 1992); Mary Douglas and Aaron Wildavsky, Risk and Culture (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1983); Jakob Arnoldi, Risk: An

in Vaccinating Britain
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Gareth Millward

is concerned at the lack of statistics concerning vaccine-damaged children: believes that their case for compensation is at least as just as those children suffering as a result of the thalidomide tragedy; and demands an immediate investigation into the problem.’ HC Deb (3 December 1974) vol. 882, cc. 1514–26. 42 Mary McCormack, ‘The hazards of health’, Guardian (3 August 1973), p. 11. 43 Alex Mold, Making the Patient-consumer: Patient Organisations and Health Consumerism in Britain (Manchester: Manchester

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