The LSE Companion to Health Policy
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The LSE Companion to Health Policy

Edited by Alistair McGuire and Joan Costa-Font

The LSE Companion to Health Policy covers a wide range of conceptual and practical issues from a number of different perspectives introducing the reader to, and summarising, the vast literature that analyses the complexities of health policy. The Companion also assesses the current state of the art.
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Chapter 1: Inequalities in Health: Why Do We Care? How Do We Care? What Can We Do About Them?

Cristina Hernández-Quevedo and Joan Costa-Font

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1 Inequalities in health: why do we care? How do we care? What can we do about them? Cristina Hernández-Quevedo and Joan Costa-Font 1. INTRODUCTION A widely accepted governmental goal in Western countries is that individuals should enjoy good heal...

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