Public Health Policy

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Wiley, Oct 10, 2003 - Social Science - 224 pages
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This volume provides a new and innovative overview of the key debates relating to public health policy in the UK and sets out the policy implications for the future, offering a way forward based on the concept of managing for health.


* A timely and innovative overview of the key debates relating to public health policy in the UK.

* explains that health-care services are not the principal determinants of health, and asks why, therefore, they absorb the bulk of resources and attention of policy-makers.

* Argues that a paradigm shift is needed if current health policy biases are to be confronted.

* Uses examples from Europe and Canada, where a similar policy imbalance exists.

* Sets out the policy implications for the future and offers a way forward based on the concept of managing for health.

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David Hunter is a Professor of Health Policy and Management at the School for Health, University of Durham.

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