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Vital Signs


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Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Healthcare in the Age of Neoliberalism
3. Mergers, Monopolies and the 'Rising Billions'
4. The Social Determinants of Health
5. The 'Inequality Thesis'
6. Ageing Populations?
7. Health, Power and Paradigms
8. Legislating for Better Health?
9. Who's WHO?
10. The National Health Service: A Revolution Half Made?
11. Conclusion

About the Author

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).


'Excellent - a radical vision of how to improve healthcare provision and with it, the health of humanity' -- Professor John Parrington, University of Oxford
'As another major 'inequality commission' is set up in Britain, 'Vital Signs' presents a clear historical and theoretical framing for why stark health differences between social and ethnic groups persist or increase across the globe' -- George Davey Smith, Professor of Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Bristol, editor of 'Health Inequalities: Lifecourse Approaches' (Policy, 2003)

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