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World Development Report 1993: Investing in Health

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World Development Report
Spanish; Paperback; 344 pages
Published July 1, 1993 by World Bank
ISBN: 978-0-8213-2361-8; SKU: 12361

"Spanish edition.This timely report examines national health policies worldwide and measures their success in improving health and controlling health spending. It analyzes the many links between a nation's health status, its level of poverty, and its rate of economic growth.Health experts, government decisionmakers, students of public health and health policy, and others will use the Report as a thorough guide to key concerns that will dominate the debate on health care reform in the 1990s.World Development Report 1993--the sixteenth in the series-- focuses on health issues in the developing countries and ways in which to provide better health care with limited funds. Drawing on the latest research done by the World Bank and the World Health Organization, the Report describes approaches governments can take to improve the health of all their people, and especially of the poor.Readers will learn why policies that promote economic growth can improve the health status of the poor as well and why better education--particularly for girls--is crucial to improving health. Additional analysis points to government policies to change unhealthy habits such as smoking and alcohol abuse.The 1993 Report documents the often dramatic differences in health status and expenses among countries. It examines the degree to which public funds pay for health care and reveals why these funds are often spent inefficiently and unfairly. And it compares the strengths and weaknesses of private and public health insurance systems.English edition published for the World Bank by Oxford University Press."

  • Shipping Weight: 2.22 lbs (1.01 kgs)

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