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An account of collective actions in public health.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19608946     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Aggregated health decisions by individuals are of paramount importance to public health professionals and policymakers, especially in situations where collective participation is a prerequisite for achieving an important public health goal such as herd immunity. In such circumstances, concerted action often falls short of the common good through lack of sufficient participation. Collective action problems are traditionally attributed to rational egoists seeking to promote their interests and enjoy a "free ride." We call attention, however, to the behavioral features of collective action and their implications for solving public health policy problems.
Gil Siegal; Neomi Siegal; Richard J Bonnie
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-07-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of public health     Volume:  99     ISSN:  1541-0048     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Public Health     Publication Date:  2009 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-08-11     Completed Date:  2009-08-28     Revised Date:  2013-06-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1254074     Medline TA:  Am J Public Health     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1583-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
School of Law, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22903, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cooperative Behavior
Decision Making*
Health Policy*
Immunity, Herd*
Models, Psychological
Patient Participation / psychology*
Policy Making
Public Health*
Social Values

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