Health Systems and Commercialization: In Search of Good Sense

  • Maureen Mackintosh
  • Meri Koivusalo
Part of the Social Policy in a Development Context book series (SPDC)


It is the argument of this book that health systems exist to fulfil purposes, including protecting and improving health and the provision of professional, ethical, accountable and accessible health care for all. Therefore policies that influence the nature and extent of health care commercialization should be designed to further those purposes. To achieve this, better economic, social and technical analysis of health care commercialization is required as a foundation for effective health policy.


Health System Gross Domestic Product Health Expenditure Health Spending Total Health Expenditure 
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© United Nations Research Institute for Social Development 2005

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  • Maureen Mackintosh
  • Meri Koivusalo

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