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Public Health Policies And Social Inequality Charles F. Andrain

Public Health Policies And Social Inequality

Charles F. Andrain

Published July 1st 1998
ISBN : 9780814706763
Hardcover
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How can public policies improve peoples health? What impact do they wield over the environment and personal lifestyles? Faced with cost-containment pressures, to what degree have political leaders implemented efficient health programs? Probing theseMoreHow can public policies improve peoples health? What impact do they wield over the environment and personal lifestyles? Faced with cost-containment pressures, to what degree have political leaders implemented efficient health programs? Probing these issues, Charles F. Andrain compares public policies, social inequality and health in eight industrialized countries: the United States, Canada, Britain, Germany, France, Sweden, The Netherlands and Japan. Using an interdisciplinary approach he not only describes health policies but also explains recent changes in national health programs.