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Research shows that basic measures of health in countries are more closely and positively associated with social service spending than with health spending. That’s also true when you look at different states within this country; states with a higher ratio of social to health spending have significantly better health outcomes in many areas, including adult obesity, diabetes, lung cancer, asthma and heart disease.

Source: Social Spending, Not Medical Spending, Is the Key to Health – InsideSources

An efficient health policy needs to take into account that social inequalities foster derived health problems. One factor can’t be understood without the other, just as a policy can’t be issued but within the framework for a comprehensive solution.

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