Poverty and Child Health

Poverty and Child Health

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The power of purchasers exposes the weaknesses of conventional thinking on the costs and benefits of priorities. Health policy analysts now have to develop rational criteria to support decisions in a process which may be inherently intuitive. This authoritative and practical text points the way towards clear choices in resource allocation and the implications of these choices on expenditure diverted among different health care programmes.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 212 pages
  • 155.96 x 233.93 x 19.3mm | 512.56g
  • Radcliffe Publishing Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • 2nd New edition
  • 1857754778
  • 9781857754773

Table of contents

Part 1 Definition and measurement: defining measurement poverty; the extent of child poverty; measuring child health. Part 2 Evidence of child health inequalities; historical evidence linking poverty and child health in developed countries; poverty and child health in less developed countries; poverty and child health in developed countries. Part 3 The causal debate; "race", ethnicity. poverty and child health; the causal debate; mechanisms, models and causal pathways. Part 4 Social and health policy implications; social policy implications; innovative health service approaches and future research directions.
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