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Health and Medical Care in the U.S. A Critical Analysis

By Vicente Navarro Copyright 1997
    158 Pages
    by Routledge

    158 Pages
    by Routledge

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    A collection of papers that challenge the conventional analyses of the problems facing health, medicine and medical care in Western societies in general, and North America in particular.


    PART 1: The Definition of Health and Medicine
    The Social Nature of the Definition of Health Sander Kelman Functionalism and After? Theory and Developments in Social Science Applied to the Health Field Ronald Frankenberg

    The Industrialization of Fetishism or the Fetishism of Industrialization—A Critique of Ivan Illich Vicente Navarro

    PART 2: The Political Economy of Health Care
    Health Care in the United States: Who Pays? Thomas S. Bodenheimer

    Capitalizing on Illness: The Health Insurance Industry Thomas Bodenheimer, Steven Cummings, and Elizabeth Harding The Political Economy of Medical Care—An Explanation of the Composition, Nature, and Functions of the Present Health Sector of the United States
    Vicente Navarro

    PART 3: The Political Sociology of Gender and Functions
    Women and Health Care: A Comparison of Theories Elizabeth Fee

    PART 4: The Political Sociology of the State Intervention
    On the Structural Constraints to State Intervention in Health Marc Renaud