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Daniel M. Fox

In: Guide to U.S. Health and Health Care Policy

Chapter 30: The Governance of Population Health: Reflections on the Analytical Approaches of Contributors to the Guide

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The Governance of Population Health: Reflections on the Analytical Approaches of Contributors to the Guide
The governance of population health: Reflections on the analytical approaches of contributors to the guide
Daniel M.Fox

Ihope to help readers use this book by sharing how it contributes to understanding the governance of health affairs in the United States during the last century. I begin by defining governance and population health. Then I summarize different approaches to examining the governance and scope of American health policy among the contributors of the preceding chapters. I conclude by suggesting how readers can use and supplement what they read in this book.

I call one analytical approach used by authors “structural/functionalist,” another “historical” and a third “cataloguing.” Structural/functionalists examine data about politics and policies primarily ...

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