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Social differentials in the decline of infant mortality in Sweden in the twentieth century: the impact of politics and policy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14758857     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This article describes some of the policies behind the decline of infant mortality in Sweden during the 20th century, from very high levels and large social differentials at the turn of the 19th century to one of the lowest levels in the world by 1950. Political commitment to reducing infant mortality and disparities between groups, a more equitable distribution of economic resources, and a successful combination of universal social and health policies most benefiting the least advantaged families and their children contributed to this favorable development.
Bo Burström
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Historical Article; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of health services : planning, administration, evaluation     Volume:  33     ISSN:  0020-7314     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Health Serv     Publication Date:  2003  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-02-04     Completed Date:  2004-03-18     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1305035     Medline TA:  Int J Health Serv     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  723-41; discussion 743-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Public Health Sciences, Division of Social Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Health Policy / history*,  trends
History, 19th Century
History, 20th Century
Infant Mortality / trends*
Infant, Newborn
National Health Programs
Rural Health / history*,  trends
Social Change
Socioeconomic Factors
Sweden / epidemiology
Urban Health / history*,  trends

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