What role did public health play in the historical decline in mortality rates? 6. Suppose you were hired as an adviser to a developing country and you were versed in the theory of production, the historical role of medicine, and the modern-day health production function studies. Their government seeks advice on the wisdom of a relative emphasis on health and health investment versus other forms of economic investment. What would be your advice? 7. Someone says the following: “Lifestyle may be the most important determinant of health status, but changing lifestyles may not be the least costly way to improve population health status.” Explain the circumstances under which this opinion could be true. Is it likely to be true in reality? What does the evidence on lifestyle suggest about government policies to improve the public’s overall health? 8. Summarize the two theories on how schooling is correlated with health status. Which of the two theories does the evidence support?
Public health played a pivotal role in prevention of epidemics and increasing immunity among them. This has led do a drastic reduction in mortality rates in the historical decline. As an adviser to a developing country and being an expert in the theory of production, believer of medicine, and the modern-day health production function, I would advise the government to emphasis on health and health investment