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Framing health inequalities for local intervention : comparative case studies.

Blackman, Tim and Harrington, Barbara and Elliott, Eva and Greene, Alex and Hunter, David J. and Marks, Linda and McKee, Lorna and Williams, Gareth (2012) 'Framing health inequalities for local intervention : comparative case studies.', Sociology of health and illness., 34 (1). pp. 49-63.


This article explores how health inequalities are constructed as an object for policy intervention by considering four framings: politics, audit, evidence and treatment. A thematic analysis of 197 interviews conducted with local managers in England, Scotland and Wales is used to explore how these framings emerge from local narratives. The three different national policy regimes create contrasting contexts, especially regarding the different degrees of emphasis in these regimes on audit and performance management. We find that politics dominates how health inequalities are framed for intervention, affecting their prioritisation in practice and how audit, evidence and treatment are described as deployed in local strategies.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Health inequality, United Kingdom, Framing, Narratives.
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Record Created:31 Oct 2012 11:50
Last Modified:03 Jan 2013 12:26

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