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Understanding India, globalisation and health care systems: a mapping of research in the social sciences

Overview of attention for article published in Globalization and Health, January 2012
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Title
Understanding India, globalisation and health care systems: a mapping of research in the social sciences
Published in
Globalization and Health, January 2012
DOI 10.1186/1744-8603-8-32
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Authors

Ramila Bisht, Emma Pitchforth, Susan F Murray

Abstract

National and transnational health care systems are rapidly evolving with current processes of globalisation. What is the contribution of the social sciences to an understanding of this field? A structured scoping exercise was conducted to identify relevant literature using the lens of India - a 'rising power' with a rapidly expanding healthcare economy. A five step search and analysis method was employed in order to capture as wide a range of material as possible. Documents published in English that met criteria for a social science contribution were included for review. Via electronic bibliographic databases, websites and hand searches conducted in India, 113 relevant articles, books and reports were identified. These were classified according to topic area, publication date, disciplinary perspective, genre, and theoretical and methodological approaches. Topic areas were identified initially through an inductive approach, then rationalised into seven broad themes. Transnational consumption of health services; the transnational healthcare workforce; the production, consumption and trade in specific health-related commodities, and transnational diffusion of ideas and knowledge have all received attention from social scientists in work related to India. Other themes with smaller volumes of work include new global health governance issues and structures; transnational delivery of health services and the transnational movement of capital. Thirteen disciplines were found represented in our review, with social policy being a clear leader, followed by economics and management studies. Overall this survey of India-related work suggests a young and expanding literature, although hampered by inadequacies in global comparative data, and by difficulties in accessing commercially sensitive information. The field would benefit from further cross-fertilisation between disciplines and greater application of explanatory theory. Literatures around stem cell research and health related commodities provide some excellent examples of illuminating social science. Future research agendas on health systems issues need to include innovative empirical work that captures the dynamics of transnational processes and that links macro-level change to fine-grained observations of social life.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Netherlands 1 <1%
India 1 <1%
Czechia 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
New Zealand 1 <1%
Unknown 124 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 23 18%
Student > Master 22 17%
Researcher 16 12%
Student > Bachelor 13 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 10 8%
Other 27 21%
Unknown 18 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 31 24%
Medicine and Dentistry 23 18%
Business, Management and Accounting 10 8%
Nursing and Health Professions 8 6%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 8 6%
Other 24 19%
Unknown 25 19%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 13. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 05 October 2020.
All research outputs
#1,857,125
of 19,019,810 outputs
Outputs from Globalization and Health
#319
of 970 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#23,838
of 271,039 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Globalization and Health
#18
of 61 outputs
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