Medical Care and Health
sabez at u.washington.edu
Tue Jan 29 08:55:42 PST 2002
The new issue of the Int. J. of Epidemiology has an article by John Bunker
and two commentaries by Hart and Frankel on the roles of health care in
producing population health. All are worth reading. There is scant such
discussion in literature anywhere. I lean towards what Frankel calls
Illich's nihilistic polemic, but recognize that some of the advances in
medical care should have some effect on population health, but this is
very difficult to demonstrate.
The role of medical care in contributing to health improvements within
John P Bunker
Int. J. Epidemiol. 2001;30 1260-1263.
Commentary: Can health outputs of routine practice approach those of
Julian Tudor Hart
Int. J. Epidemiol. 2001;30 1263-1267.
Commentary: Medical care and the wider influences upon population health:
a false dichotomy
Int. J. Epidemiol. 2001;30 1267-1268.
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