© 2005

Commercialization of Health Care

Global and Local Dynamics and Policy Responses

  • Maureen Mackintosh
  • Meri Koivusalo

Part of the Social Policy in a Development Context book series (SPDC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Commercialization: Nature, Causes and Effects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Health Systems and Commercialization

      1. Maureen Mackintosh, Meri Koivusalo
        Pages 3-21
    3. Globalization in Health Care: Strategies of Multinational Companies

    4. Transnationalization and Commercialization in Middle Income Countries’ Health Care

    5. Commercialization and the Public and Community Health Sector

  3. Policy Issues and Responses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. Global Industrial Regulation and Its Health Implications

    3. Commercialization and Global Policies

    4. Universalizing Health Care Access under Commercialization

      1. Asa Cristina Laurell, Eduardo Zepeda, Luisa Mussot
        Pages 216-233
      2. Huck-Ju Kwon, Byongho Tchoe
        Pages 234-250
    5. Public-Private Interactions and Health Equity Objectives

About this book


Based on original research and analysis by a group of health policy experts and economists from across the world, this book analyzes the causes and consequences of the expanding global and local commercialization of health care. It argues for the necessity and possibility of effective policy responses to develop good quality, universally inclusive health systems worldwide. The book aims to contribute to a shift in the international 'common sense' in health policy towards a more humane, inclusive, egalitarian, and ethical framework for policy formulation.


care health health policy political economy

Editors and affiliations

  • Maureen Mackintosh
    • 1
  • Meri Koivusalo
    • 2
  1. 1.Open UniversityUK
  2. 2.The Globalism and Social Policy ProgrammeNational Research and Development Centre for Welfare and HealthFinland

About the editors

CHRISTA ALTENSTETTER The City University of New York's Graduate School and Queen's College, USA RAMA V. BARU Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India INNA BLAM Institute of Economics and Engineering, Russian Acdemy of Sciences, Russia SUDIP CHAUDHURI Indian Institute of Management, India LUCY GILSON Centre for Health Policy, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa CELIA IRIART Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of New Mexico, USA REBECA JASSO-AGUILAR Department of Sociology, University of New Mexico, USA TAUSI KIDA Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF), Tanzania MAMADOU KANI KONATÉ Centre d'Appui à la Recherche et à la Formation (CAREF), Mali BAKARY KANTÉ Director, Division of Policy Development and Law (DPDL), United Nations Environment Programme, Kenya SEREGY KOVALEV Institute of Economics and Industrial Engineering, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia HUCK-JU KWON UNRISD, Switzerland ANGELA LANDWEHR Member, MPH Professional Paper Committee, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, USA ASA CRISTINA LAURELL Minister of Health for Mexico City, Mexico JANE LETHBRIDGE The Business School, University of Greenwich, UK KWADWO MENSAH Health and Human Resource Management Consultant, Ghana LUISA MUSSOT Office of the Secretary of Health of the Federal District, Mexico EEVA OLLILA Globalism and Social Policy Programme, SKATES, Finland KASTURI SEN Institute of Public Health, Department of Public Health, University of Cambridge, UK ABLA MEHIO-SIBAI Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut, Lebanon QIANG SUN Center for Health Management and Policy, Shandong University, China BYONGHO TCHOE Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs, Korea HAROON WADEE Centre for Health Policy, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa HOWARD WAITZKIN Health Sciences Center, University of New Mexico, USA EDUARDO ZEPEDA UNDP International Poverty Center, Brazil

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