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The Health of Nations: Towards a New Political Economy

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Why, despite vast resources being expended on health and health care, is there still so much ill health? Why do massive inequalities in health remain?

The Health of Nations analyzes how power is exercised both in health care systems and in society more generally. It reveals how too many vested interests hinder efficient and equitable policies, while too little is done to ad
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Paperback, 224 pages
Published April 12th 2012 by Zed Books (first published April 10th 2012)
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Kyle Bell
Mooney accurately documents a lot of the issues with both national and global health policy but he also has a fairly unrealistic (and not very fleshed out) set of solutions. His case studies barely scratch the surface of a topic. He gives considerably more credit to health care in undemocratic nations -- ignoring possible issues with transparency and fudging of numbers. To be sure, there are some good examples in the book, including the case in an Indian region with a cost effective, locally adm ...more
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