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The impact of economic globalisation on health

Koivusalo, Meri (2006). The impact of economic globalisation on health. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics, 27(1) pp. 13–34.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11017-005-5757-y
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Abstract

The analysis of the impact of economic globalisation on health depends on how it is defined and should consider how it shapes both health and health policies. I first discuss the ways in which economic globalisation can and has been defined and then why it is important to analyse its impact both in terms of health and health policies. I then explore the ways in which economic globalisation influences health and health policies and how this relates to equity, social justice, and the role of values and social rights in societies. Finally, I argue that the process of economic globalisation provides a common challenge for all health systems across the globe and requires a broader debate on values, accountability, and policy approaches.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 1573-1200
Academic Unit/Department: Social Sciences > Economics
Item ID: 9955
Depositing User: Gemma Walker
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2007
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 20:05
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/9955
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