Review: Vincanne Adams (ed.), Metrics. What Counts in Global Health

Metrics: What Counts in Global Health is a compilation of works edited by Vincanne Adams about the impact of metrics in the shaping of Global Health. The book provides a set of ethnographies about the ways in which numbers and measurement are practiced in Global Health from the estimation of materna...

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Autor Principal: Maldonado Castaneda, Oscar Javier
Formato: Artículo (Article)
Lenguaje:Inglés (English)
Publicado: SAGE Publications 2016
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spelling ir-10336-284592020-08-28T15:48:15Z Review: Vincanne Adams (ed.), Metrics. What Counts in Global Health Revisión: Vincanne Adams (ed.), Métricas. Lo que cuenta en la salud global Maldonado Castaneda, Oscar Javier Global Health Metrics Quantification Evidence Economisation of life Metrics: What Counts in Global Health is a compilation of works edited by Vincanne Adams about the impact of metrics in the shaping of Global Health. The book provides a set of ethnographies about the ways in which numbers and measurement are practiced in Global Health from the estimation of maternal mortality rates in Malawi to the tensions of integrating ethnography to RCT in the Veteran Administration in the U.S. These different stories show how healthcare has been transformed by new forms of governing Global Health based on the actuarial calculation of life as returns to donors’ investments. The authors warn about the consequences of this regimen in which data production overshadows actual healthcare provision. The book offers a strong statement about the importance of ethnography and qualitative accounts of the complexities and contradictions of Global Health. 2016 2020-08-28T15:48:15Z info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion ISSN:0263-2764 EISSN: 1460-3616 https://repository.urosario.edu.co/handle/10336/28459 eng info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess application/pdf SAGE Publications Theory, Culture & Society
institution EdocUR - Universidad del Rosario
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language Inglés (English)
topic Global Health
Metrics
Quantification
Evidence
Economisation of life
spellingShingle Global Health
Metrics
Quantification
Evidence
Economisation of life
Maldonado Castaneda, Oscar Javier
Review: Vincanne Adams (ed.), Metrics. What Counts in Global Health
description Metrics: What Counts in Global Health is a compilation of works edited by Vincanne Adams about the impact of metrics in the shaping of Global Health. The book provides a set of ethnographies about the ways in which numbers and measurement are practiced in Global Health from the estimation of maternal mortality rates in Malawi to the tensions of integrating ethnography to RCT in the Veteran Administration in the U.S. These different stories show how healthcare has been transformed by new forms of governing Global Health based on the actuarial calculation of life as returns to donors’ investments. The authors warn about the consequences of this regimen in which data production overshadows actual healthcare provision. The book offers a strong statement about the importance of ethnography and qualitative accounts of the complexities and contradictions of Global Health.
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title Review: Vincanne Adams (ed.), Metrics. What Counts in Global Health
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