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Social Sciences - Population Studies | The Demography of Health and Health Care (second edition)

The Demography of Health and Health Care (second edition)

Pol, Louis G., Thomas, Richard K.

2nd ed. 2001, XIV, 378 p.

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"Health demography" has come to play an increasingly important role within the larger field during the past twenty years; the number of health professionals who utilize its methods and materials has grown exponentially. In a thoroughgoing revision of the first edition of this classic text and reference, published by Plenum in 1992, the authors convey the general principles that underlie this applied subdiscipline and demonstrate how the merging of demography and health care impacts on the planning processes of a range of health care organizations.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Demography - Import - fertility - health - health care - migration - mortality - population

Related subjects » Marketing - Population Economics - Population Studies - Public Health - Social Sciences

Table of contents 

Acknowledgments. Preface. 1. Health Demography: An Evolving Discipline. 2. Health and Health Care: An Introduction. 3. The Language of Health Care. 4. Population Size, Concentration, and Distribution. 5. Population Composition. 6. Fertility. 7. Morbidity and Mortality. 8. Migration. 9. Data Sources for Health Demography. 10. The Demographic Correlates of Health Status. 11. Demographic Correlates of Health Behavior and Health Services Utilization. 12. The Future of Health Demography.

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