Inequalities in health in the United Kingdom are widening as a result of economic policy.
By focusing on specific diseases, health policy fails to address why less prosperous groups die earlier from most major categories of death.
By concentrating on actions which can be taken by individuals and local communities health policy ignores actions which require the support and involvement of society as a whole.
Clinicians see the consequences of health and economic policy in their everyday practice and could contribute more effectively to public debate.
There is a crying need to improve public and professional understanding of the links between health, education, and economic policy and the consequences for everyone of the increasing social and economic exclusion of a substantial proportion of the population.
Mots-clés Pascal : Santé, Homme, Grande Bretagne, Environnement social, Politique économique, Royaume Uni, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health, Human, Great Britain, Social environment, Economic policy, United Kingdom, Europe
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0234912
Code Inist : 002B30A02B. Création : 199608.