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In the past 20 years, social science research on clinical care and health policy has burgeoned. The prospect of synthesizing the results in a single book would have daunted many editors; fortunately, Linda Aiken and David Mechanic prevailed.
In 25 articles, distinguished social scientists cover a broad spectrum of topics organized around five themes: the social context of health care; major illnesses and outcomes; health and illness over the life cycle; prevention and caring; and the organization and delivery of care. This effort was initiated by the Medical Sociology section of the American Sociological Association, and a sociologic perspective predominates.
Applications of Social Science to Clinical Medicine and Health Policy.. Ann Intern Med. 1987;106:176. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-106-1-176_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1987;106(1):176.
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