The Centre for Medical Humanities is delighted to offer ‘Metrics: What Counts in Global Health’ edited by Vincanne Adams (Duke University Press, 2016) for review. Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities.
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.
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