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Equity and Access: Health Care Studies in India

Purendra Prasad, Amar Jesani, and Sujata Patel


Equity and Access attempts to unravel the complex narrative of why inequities in the health sector are growing and access to basic health care is worsening, and the underlying forces that contribute to this situation. It draws attention to the way globalization has influenced India’s development trajectory as health care issues have assumed significant socio-economic and political significance in contemporary India. The volume explains how state and market forces have progressively heightened the iniquitous health care system and the process through which substantial burden of meeting health c ... More

Keywords: Health Inequalities, Universal Health Coverage/Access, Globalization, National Health Policy, Political Economy of Health, Health Markets, Medical Education, Pharmaceuticals, Commodification

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780199482160
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199482160.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Purendra Prasad, editor
Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Hyderabad

Amar Jesani, editor
Independent Researcher and Editor, Indian Journal of Medical Ethics

Sujata Patel, series editor
Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Hyderabad, India

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I State, Market, and Health Care

2 Health Care Reforms

Purendra Prasad

II Pharmaceuticals and Experimentation

7 Access to Pharmaceuticals

S. Srinivasan and Malini Aisola

8 Structure, Organization, and Knowledge Production of Clinical Trial Industry

Roger Jeffery, Gerard Porter, Salla Sariola, Amar Jesani, and Deapica Ravindran

III Equity Issues in Health Care—Gender, Caste, Disability, and Violence

13 Violence against Women as a Health Care Issue

Sangeeta Rege and Padma Bhate-Deosthali

IV Right to Health and Universal Health Strategies

14 Universal Health Coverage

K. Srinath Reddy and Manu Raj Mathur

15 Kerala’s Early Experience

Sunil Nandraj and Devaki Nambiar

17 The Right to Health

Kajal Bhardwaj, Veena Johari, and Vivek Divan