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Townsend, Peter and Davidson, Norman, eds. Whitehead, Margaret (1992) Inequalities in health. The Black report: The health divide. London: Penguin Books .

From birth to old age those at the bottom of the social scale have much poorer health and quality of life than those at the top. Gender, area of residence and ethnic origin also have a deep impact. When the Black Report first revealed these tragic inequalities and made urgent recommendations for change, the "British Medical Journal", and many others, regarded it as the most important medical report since World War II. It's findings however, were dismissed by the incoming government, which tried unsuccessfully to bury it. Despite this it had, and continues to have, a profound influence on the medical and academic worlds. This book examines the inequalities that exist in the British Health system.


Item Type:Book
Date:1992
Call No:JA4, MF4
Pages:xiii,
Publisher:Penguin Books
Place of Publication:London
ISBN:0-14-017265-3
Edition:New ed. revised and updated
Keywords:public health, national health care planning, social inequality, United Kingdom
Notes:Two books published together in one volume. Includes bibliographical references, index and tables of figures.
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Accession Number:HRB 3381 (Available)
Subjects:G Health and disease > State of health
MA-ML Social science, culture and community > Social position > Social equality and inequality
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health care economics
VA Geographic area > Europe > United Kingdom
G Health and disease > Public health
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health care delivery

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