Taking social determinants of health seriously

Ruth Bell, Sharon Friel, M Marmot

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    Abstract

    This article seeks to outline why health systems and health services should play a more active role in addressing the social determinants of population health. Working from the premise that the supposed conflict between efficiency and equity is a bogus one and citing the example of potentially avoidable hospitalizations, the article suggests that there are pragmatic reasons for health services to engage in interventions that are informed by social determinants and health equity orientation.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe Ashgate Research Companion to the Globalization of Health
    Editors Ted Schrecker
    Place of PublicationEngland
    PublisherAshgate Publishing Ltd
    Pages245-261
    Edition1st
    ISBN (Print)9781409409243
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

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