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Author Humber, Lee, author.

Title Vital signs : the deadly costs of health inequality / Lee Humber.

Publication Info. London, UK : Pluto Press, 2019.


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Description 1 online resource (vi, 162 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- Healthcare in the Age of Neoliberalism -- Mergers, Monopolies and the 'Rising Billions' -- The Social Determinants of Health -- The 'Inequality Thesis' -- Ageing Populations? -- Health, Power and Paradigms -- Legislating for Better Health? -- Who's WHO? -- The National Health Service : A Revolution Half Made? -- Conclusion.
Summary Nature is no longer the leading cause of death; society is. This makes health care one of the most important political issues today. This book looks at the reasons behind the declining condition of our bodies, as governments across the world choose to neglect the health of the majority of their citizens. Using hard data taken from service users, Lee Humber constructs a sharp analysis that gets to the heart of inequality in health care today, showing that 'wealthy means healthy'. Life expectancy for many in the UK and US is worse than it was 100 years ago, and more and more communities across the world can expect shorter and less healthy lives than their parents. Humber also suggests radical strategies for tackling this degenerative situation, providing a compelling vision for how we can shape our health and that of future generations.-- Provided by publisher.
Biography Lee Humber is a health and social care academic and activist. He has contributed to numerous journals including Critical and Radical Social Work and Disability and Society. He is the author of Vital Signs: The Deadly Costs of Health Inequality (Pluto, 2019).
Note Print version record.
Subject Social classes -- Health aspects.
Public health.
Medical policy.
Healthcare Disparities.
Health Status Disparities.
Socioeconomic Factors.
United Kingdom.
United States.
Medical policy. (OCoLC)fst01014505
Public health. (OCoLC)fst01082238
Social classes -- Health aspects. (OCoLC)fst01122354
Other Form: Print version: Humber, Lee. Vital signs. London, UK : Pluto Press, 2019 9780745338347 (OCoLC)1057375548
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