Neo-Liberalism, Austerity and the Political Determinants of Health

@article{Viens2019NeoLiberalismAA,
  title={Neo-Liberalism, Austerity and the Political Determinants of Health},
  author={A. M. Viens},
  journal={Health Care Analysis},
  year={2019},
  volume={27},
  pages={147 - 152}
}
  • A. Viens
  • Published 11 July 2019
  • Political Science
  • Health Care Analysis
We should think of medicine as a social science, according to Virchow, because he understood the various ways in which social inequality is a contributor to and cause of ill-health. With social inequality having a central impact on the ability of people and populations to be healthy, it is political action around these states of affairs that determines the extent of our success in the prevention and mitigation of ill health. But this relationship is not merely descriptive, it is also normative… 
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