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Achieving AccessProfessional Movements and the Politics of Health Universalism

Achieving Access: Professional Movements and the Politics of Health Universalism

Joseph Harris

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501709968
eISBN:
9781501714832
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501709968.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Why do resource-constrained countries make costly commitments to universal health coverage and AIDS treatment after transitioning to democracy? At a time when the world’s wealthiest nations struggle ... More

Beyond MedicineWhy European Social Democracies Enjoy Better Health Outcomes Than the United States

Beyond Medicine: Why European Social Democracies Enjoy Better Health Outcomes Than the United States

Paul V. Dutton

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501754555
eISBN:
9781501754586
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501754555.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This book provides a penetrating historical analysis of why countless studies show that Americans are far less healthy than their European counterparts. The book argues that Europeans are healthier ... More

The Big SqueezeA Social and Political History of the Controversial Mammogram

The Big Squeeze: A Social and Political History of the Controversial Mammogram

Handel Reynolds

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450938
eISBN:
9780801466007
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450938.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

In 2009, an influential panel of medical experts ignited a controversy when they recommended that most women should not begin routine mammograms to screen for breast cancer until the age of fifty, ... More

Kidney to Share

Kidney to Share

Martha Gershun and John D., MD Lantos

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501755439
eISBN:
9781501755453
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501755439.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This book tells the story of the author's decision to donate a kidney to a stranger. The book takes readers through the complex process by which such donors are vetted to ensure that they are ... More

Out of PracticeFighting for Primary Care Medicine in America

Out of Practice: Fighting for Primary Care Medicine in America

Frederick M. MD Barken

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449765
eISBN:
9780801460609
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449765.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Primary care medicine is in crisis. While policymakers, government administrators, and the health insurance industry pay lip service to the personal relationship between physician and patient, ... More

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