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Mother of Invention: How the Government Created "Free-Market" Health Care

Robert I. Field

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199746750
eISBN:
9780199354528
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746750.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Private enterprise drives health care more pervasivelyin the United Statesthananywhere else in the developed world. To many people,thisis evidence of a resounding “free-market” success. However, ... More


Precarity, migration and ageing

Karen Kobayashi and Mushira Mohsin Khan

in Precarity and Ageing: Understanding Insecurity and Risk in Later Life

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447340850
eISBN:
9781447340904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447340850.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

The profile of older adults in the Global North is changing rapidly with increasing proportions of foreign-born ageing populations. Despite their demographic significance, very little research has ... More


Medicine, ageing and healthcare

Liz Lloyd

in Health and care in ageing societies: A new international approach

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781861349194
eISBN:
9781447307600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349194.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter is about secondary level prevention: that is, the restoration of health and alleviation of illness symptoms. It is argued that it is at the level that there is greatest commercial ... More


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