The factors covered by these chapters encompass a broad range of intellectual concerns, ranging from regulations and legal frameworks (global governance, patent law and policy), to overarching global phenomena (globalization, migration, urbanization, the media), to a specific consideration of the role of economic, political, and corporate policies and practices. The second section considers particular methodologic issues pertinent to those interested in the study of how macrosocial factors influence the health of populations, offering insights on ecological studies and causal inference, and weighing how we may best study the overlapping roles of determinants at local, state, and national levels. The third section presents a framework for interventions that aim to improve population health and innovative case studies that show this framework in action.in its own research (Topol, 2004). Both the Bridgestone/Firestone North American Tire Company and Ford Motor Company blamed each other for failing to act earlier on information that Ford Explorer SUVs ... to health problems by understating risks inherent in products and overstating their potential benefits, leading consumers to choose a more dangerous product than they would if they were 4.
|Title||:||Macrosocial Determinants of Population Health|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2007-10-24|