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Metrics: What Counts in Global Health (Hardback)

Vincanne Adams

Edité par Duke University Press, United States, 2016
ISBN 10: 0822360837 / ISBN 13: 9780822360834
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Titre : Metrics: What Counts in Global Health (...

Éditeur : Duke University Press, United States

Date d'édition : 2016

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre : New

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Language: English . Brand New Book. This volume s contributors evaluate the accomplishments, limits, and consequences of using quantitative metrics in global health. Whether analyzing maternal mortality rates, the relationships between political goals and metrics data, or the links between health outcomes and a program s fiscal support, the contributors question the ability of metrics to solve global health problems. They capture a moment when global health scholars and practitioners must evaluate the potential effectiveness and pitfalls of different metrics-even as they remain elusive and problematic. Contributors. Vincanne Adams, Susan Erikson, Molly Hales, Pierre Minn, Adeola Oni-Orisan, Carolyn Smith-Morris, Marlee Tichenor, Lily Walkover, Claire L. Wendland. N° de réf. du libraire AAJ9780822360834

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Synopsis : Using ethnographic evidence from around the globe, this volume's contributors evaluate the accomplishments, limits, and the consequences of using metrics as primary tools for global health. Whether analyzing maternal mortality rates in Southeastern Africa to highlight the assumptions built into equations, outlining the links between political goals and metrics data in Nigeria and Alaska, or discussing how health outcomes are tied to calculating a program's monetary worth in Haiti, the contributors question the ability of metrics to offer universal standards for solving global health problems. While using metrics can improve health and open up new kinds of political and fiscal opportunities, they also have the ability to obstruct the treatment of specific cases and discount what people know about their own lives. "Metrics" captures a moment when global health scholars and practitioners must evaluate the potential effectiveness and pitfalls of using metrics the ideal implementation of which remains elusive and problematic. Contributors. Vincanne Adams, Susan Erikson, Molly Hales, Pierre Minn, Adeola Oni-Orisan, Carolyn Smith-Morris, Marlee Tichenor, Lily Walkover, Claire L. Wendland"

Critique: Timely, incisive, and of immense importance, Metricsis the first volume to bring together ethnographic perspectives to critically assess the increasingly outsized role that audit cultures now play in determining the form, content, and politics of global health research and practice. Adding new specificity to the expanding literature on critical studies of global health, "Metrics"will resonate well beyond the field of anthropology, impacting history, sociology, policy, ethics, epidemiology, and economics."--Jeremy A. Greene, author of "Generic: The Unbranding of Modern Medicine""

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