Foundations for health improvement

A comparison of health research output in the UK and the US, with analysis of the structural, organisational and political influences.


Published: 01/10/2002

ISBN: 0117029947

In this remarkable work of public health scholarship, Professor Holland charts and compares epidemiological public health research in the UK and USA between 1919 and 1998, dividing this span of time into two eras: 1919-1939 and 1945-1998.

In two annexes to the text, public health research in the German Democratic Republic before the fall of the Berlin Wall is examined and the political influences which shaped it, and the BSE crisis and the public health response to it are explored.

Suggested citation

Holland W (2002) Foundations for health improvement. Research report. Nuffield Trust.