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Author Dutton, Paul V., author.

Title Beyond medicine : why European social democracies enjoy better health outcomes than the United States / Paul V. Dutton.

Publication Info. Ithaca : ILR Press, 2021.

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Description 1 online resource (1 volume) : illustrations (black and white).
Series The culture and politics of health care work
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary In 'Beyond Medicine', Paul V. Dutton provides a penetrating historical analysis of why countless studies show that Americans are far less healthy than their European counterparts. Dutton argues that Europeans are healthier than Americans because beginning in the late nineteenth century European nations began construction of health systems that focused not only on medical care but the broad social determinants of health: where and how we live, work, play, and age. European leaders also created social safety nets that became integral to national economic policy. In contrast, US leaders often viewed investments to improve the social determinants of health and safety-net programs as a competing priority to economic growth. 'Beyond Medicine' compares the US to three European social democracies - France, Germany, and Sweden.
Contents Relative decline is decline all the same -- Infant and child health in France and the United States -- Workers' health in Germany and the United States -- After work in Sweden and the United States -- Beyond medicine.
Local Note eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection - North America
Subject Health -- Social aspects -- United States.
Health -- Social aspects -- Europe, Western.
Health -- Political aspects -- United States.
Health -- Political aspects -- Europe, Western.
Medical care -- United States -- History.
Medical care -- Europe, Western -- History.
Well-being -- United States.
Well-being -- Europe, Western.
Health -- Political aspects.
Health -- Social aspects.
Medical care.
United States.
Western Europe.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Dutton, Paul V. Beyond medicine. Ithaca : ILR Press, 2021 9781501754555 (OCoLC)1242776783
ISBN 9781501754586 (electronic bk.)
1501754580 (electronic bk.)