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1

What is the health system ranking based on? (3)

-50% health (disability - adjusted life expectancy)
-25% responsiveness (speed of service, protection of primary, quality of amenities
-25% fair financial contribution

2

Where does the USA rank on total expenditure on health?

-Number 1 (15.3%)

3

Where does the UK rank on total expenditure on health?

-Number 19 (8.7%)

4

What policies have a direct baring on health? (9)

-Income security
-Employment
-Education
-Housing
-Business
-Agriculture
-Transportation
-Justice
-Technology

5

What factors impact health? (8)

-Democracy
-International rivalry
-Civil conflict
-Ethno-religious issues
-Income inequality
-Rapid urbanisation
-Education levels
-Economnic development

6

What impacts on health? (4)

-Resources available for public health
-Resources given to public health
-Efficiency of the health system
-Exposure to risk factors

7

What is health determined by?

Where you are born
Where you live
How you are brought up
Your life chances
Your political voice
Your family support

8

What are the roles of government in reducing exposure to health risks


Legislation
Regulation
Taxation

9

What childhood experiences have an effect on adult health

Nutrition
Trauma
Nurture
Optimism
Education

10

What are the chronic diseases of lifestyle?

Obesity
High blood pressure
Diabetes
Cardiovascular disease

11

What are the reasons for the social and economic gradient of health (4)

- Access to health care
- Environmental exposures
(physical and social)
- Health behaviours
- Life course factors

12

What determines access to healthcare? (3)

Affordability
Accessibility
Acceptability

13

What are the Physiological responses to psychological distress? (4)

-Increased blood pressure
-Impaired glucose tolerance
-Immune dysregulation
-Oxidative cellular stress with accelerated ageing