The Health of Nations : Towards a New Political Economy Paperback
by Gavin Mooney
Why, despite vast resources being expended on health and health care, is there still so much ill health and premature death?
Why do massive inequalities in health, both within and between countries, remain?
In this devastating critique, internationally renowned health economist Gavin Mooney places the responsibility for these problems firmly at the door of neoliberalism. Mooney analyses how power is exercised both in health-care systems and in society more generally.
In doing so, it reveals how too many vested interests hinder efficient and equitable policies to promote healthy populations, while too little is done to address the social determinants of health.
Instead, Mooney argues, health services and health policy more generally should be returned to the communities they serve. Taking in a broad range of international case studies - from the UK to the US, South Africa to Cuba - this provocative book places issues of power and politics in health care systems centre stage, making a compelling case for the need to re-evaluate how we approach health care globally.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 224 pages
- Publisher: Zed Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 12/04/2012
- Category: Health economics
- ISBN: 9781780320595
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