- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Online publication date: July 2018
- Print publication year: 2018
- Online ISBN: 9781108670883
- DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108670883
The book analyses how policies to prevent diseases are related to policies aiming to cure illnesses. It does this by conducting a comparative historical analysis of Australia, Germany, Switzerland, the UK, and the US. It also demonstrates how the politicization of the medical profession contributes to the success of preventative health policy. The book argues that two factors lead to a close relationship of curative and preventative elements in health policies and institutions: a strong national government that possesses a wide range of control over subnational levels of government, and whether professional organizations (especially the medical profession) perceive preventative and non-medical health policy as important and campaign for it politically. The book provides a historical and comparative narrative to substantiate this claim empirically.
Theodore Marmor - Yale University, Connecticut and co-author of Politics, Health, and Health Care
B. Guy Peters - Maurice Falk Professor of Government, University of Pittsburgh
Louise Potvin - Université de Montréal
Viola Burau - Aarhus University, Denmark
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