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Special report on the political and social contexts of health: Part I. Introduction: objectives and purposes of the study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14582868     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This article introduces a series of research projects (carried out by the International Network on Social Inequalities and Health) focused on the impact of politics on policy and the consequences for health and quality of life, an area that has been understudied in the social science literature. The introduction describes the conceptual model that guided the research, centered on the study of how political parties and social agents (such as trade unions) affect social inequalities and mortality indicators through labor market and welfare state policies. The major theme of this research is whether political and social interventions matter in health policy and health outcomes. The introduction also describes the different types of research projects carried out by the International Network at the national levels (among OECD countries) and at the regional and local levels (in the United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, Spain, and Sweden). This Journal issue presents the multinational study and the U.K. case study; the next issue will include the Italian, German, Spanish, and Swedish case studies and the summary and conclusions.
Vicente Navarro
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
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:  2003-10-29     Completed Date:  2004-02-12     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:  407-17     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Developed Countries
Europe / epidemiology
Health Services Research*
Health Status*
Public Policy*
Quality of Life
Socioeconomic Factors*

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