During most of this century, American health policy has emphasized caring for acute conditions rather than preventing and managing chronic illness--even though chronic illness has caused most sickness and death since the 1920s. In this provocative and wide-ranging book, Daniel Fox explains why this has been so and offers a forceful argument for fundamental change in national health care priorities. Fox discusses how ideas about illness and health care, as well as the power of special interest groups, have shaped the ways ...

Power and Illness 1995, University of California Press, CA

ISBN-13: 9780520201514

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