Health Politics and Policy
This book, in it's third edition, offers faculty and students in both the health and policy sciences a comprehensive and analytical overview of the historic and contemporary involvement of government and politics in the development of health policy. Chapters are organized around four major focus areas. The first places health politics and policy within an historical, social, and economic perspective. Part two focuses on an exploration of the interface between health policy and the political structure. The role of public opinion and health interest groups in the formulation of health policy is covered in part three. Part four explores the relationship of health policy and the political process in the areas of: health care finance, access to health care, health care reform as well as mental, disability and environmental health.
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