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Purendra Prasad, Amar Jesani, and Sujata Patel

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780199482160

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780199482160.001.0001

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Introduction: Health Inequities in India—The Larger Dimensions

Introduction: Health Inequities in India—The Larger Dimensions

(p.1) Introduction: Health Inequities in India—The Larger Dimensions
Equity and Access

Purendra Prasad

Oxford University Press

This chapter provides a narrative that explains the politics of access (distribution, utilization, outcomes) as well as the context in which health inequalities are produced in India. While fields such as medical sociology, medical anthropology, health economics, community health, social medicine, epidemiology, and public health, among others, with their own theories, methods, and approaches are able to contribute distinctive dimensions, it becomes essential to engage across the boundaries in a collective manner to understand the complexity of health care that is increasingly shaped by the global market forces and ideologies. This volume thus opens up the possibility of constructing a new paradigm for understanding health sector as well as signalling a new field ‘health care studies’.

Keywords:   Health Inequalities, Healthcare Studies, National Health Policy, Political Economy, Right to Health, State and Market, Gender and Sexuality, Disability and Violence

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