TITLE

Poverty and Health

AUTHOR(S)
Isacson, Peter
PUB. DATE
December 1974
SOURCE
New Republic;12/14/74, Vol. 171 Issue 24, p15
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Focuses on the association between lack of medical care and poor health. Comparison between the infant death rate in America and that in 14 other countries; Analysis of the factors associated with infant mortality; Influence of health care on infant mortality; Comparison between primary prevention and secondary prevention of diseases; Discussion of poverty and health in Africa; Lack of a health system capable of delivering medical care to every citizen.
ACCESSION #
9880567

 

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