Book Book

Women and Health Services: An Agenda for Change

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.319.7205.325 (Published 31 July 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:325
  1. Ann McPherson, general practitioner
  1. Oxford

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    Ed Lesley Doyal

    Open University Press, £14.99, pp 258

    ISBN 0 335 20136 9

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    This multi-author, 16 chapter book is divided into two parts: the first looks at the theory and the case for change, and the second gives examples of the principles in practice. This format works well, and many of the chapters give a useful insight into aspects of health services for women.

    Three chapters in particular raised my spirits. As expected, Hilary Graham sets health against the backdrop of the widening gap between rich and poor in Britain, and her chapter is well written, understandable, and to the point. For those planning …

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