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Consuming Health: The Commodification of Health Care

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In our post-welfare society, health is increasingly viewed as a commodity and individuals are defined as 'health care consumers'. At the same time, the notion that the state should care for the health of its citizens is being replaced by an expectation that citizens should play a more active role in caring for themselves. These developments are by no means uncontentious. Consuming Health explores the diverse meanings and applications of the term 'consumer' in the field of health care and the implications for policy ...

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Consuming Health: The Commodification of Health Care
2001, Routledge, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780415259491

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Consuming Health: The Commodification of Health Care
2001, Routledge, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780415259484

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