Health and Health Care in Modern Britain

Paperback | March 31, 2000

byJoan Busfield

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The Oxford Modern Britain series comprises authority introductory books on all aspects of the social structure of modern Britain. Lively and accessible, the books will be the first point of reference for anyone interested in the state of contemporary Britain. They will be invaluable to thosetaking courses in the social sciences. This volume has been developed for the large number of students studying the sociology of health and health care at an introductory level. It may also be read by nursing, medical students, and post-graduate public health students. Joan Busfield, well known for her expert and original work in thefield, examines key issues affecting healthcare in contemporary Britain. These include: concepts and measures of health and illness; patterns of health and illness; changing health care provisions; explanations of health care systems; and a concluding analysis of current problems andprospects.

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The Oxford Modern Britain series comprises authority introductory books on all aspects of the social structure of modern Britain. Lively and accessible, the books will be the first point of reference for anyone interested in the state of contemporary Britain. They will be invaluable to thosetaking courses in the social sciences. This...

Joan Busfield is Professor of Sociology and Pro-Vice-Chancellor at the University of Essex

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Format:PaperbackPublished:March 31, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198781237

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The Health of the NationThe Causes of Health and IllnessExplaining Trends and Inadequacies in HealthHealth Care in BritainUnderstanding Health Care Systems: Managing SicknessDetermining Resource Allocation Priorities

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"An excellent introduction to the debates and (an impressive range) of concepts... invaluable and easily accessible" NETWORK (Newsletter of the British Sociological Association)