Assignment One 1 Assignment One Week 1 – Health Production Questions Grantham University Angela Niesen December 12, 2016 Assignment One 1 Assume that health production is subject to diminishing returns and that each unit of healthcare employed entails a constant rate of iatrogenic (medically caused) disease. Would the product of health function eventually bend downward? Explain. The product would slowly start to bend downward. In terms of health and populations the diminishing of product in health care would eventually mean health care that is consumed by people would be less and less. 1 What role did public health play in the historical decline in mortality rates? There were several factors the played a role in the decline of mortality rates. Public health played a huge part of this. How do you ask? Mainly by cleaning up cities. In the 1870's city streets were covered in filth, largely contributed by animal excrements. Also around this time, water was transported by lead pipes.
Assignment One 2 The main part of the contribution public health had was, "the transition from water
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