The Springer Series on Demographic Methods and Population Analysis

The Demography of Health and Healthcare

Authors: Pol, Louis G., Thomas, Richard K.

  • The third edition of the first and still only book on health demography
  • Draws together the important disciplines of health and demography
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About this book

In this 3rd edition of the definitive work on health demography, Pol and Thomas offer an updated view of the field and a current perspective on the applications of health demography to contemporary issues.  The significance of health demography within the field of population studies has continued to increase and this work provides background on the healthcare arena and systematically presents the various aspects of demography as they relate to healthcare.  This addition has been streamlined to focus on the important aspects of health demography and enhanced through the addition of charts, maps and other graphics.  All statistics and tables have been updated and the most current references are included.  A separate chapter on morbidity has been included and the final chapter focuses on the public policy interface with health demography.  Case studies and sidebars are included throughout the book to illustrate the applications of demography within the healthcare arena.  Recent developments in U.S. healthcare are highlighted to give the text a very contemporary presence. 

Reviews

From reviews of the earlier Editions:

"At last! ...a book on health demography which draws together these two important and useful disciplines... and provides a central resource for students as well as professionals who need access to demographic methods, measures, and concepts. ... The authors demonstrate the relevance and applicability of demographic principles to health care in a clear, thorough manner." (Applied Demography)

"A well-written, effectively organized work that clarifies the role of health demography." (Choice)

From the reviews of the third edition:

“The core element of this book is the explanation of health demography and its impact as a new discipline on the study of health and healthcare delivery. … The audience is broad, ranging from public health, health policy, and sociology students, to epidemiologists, health planners, and health professionals practicing in the field. … it includes more charts and graphs that represent enhanced knowledge of health demography. It is a nice addition to population health books.” (Carole Ann Kenner, Doody’s Review Service, October, 2012)


Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Health Demography: An Evolving Discipline

    Pol, Louis G. (et al.)

    Pages 1-12

  • Health and Healthcare: An Introduction

    Pol, Louis G. (et al.)

    Pages 13-36

  • Population Size, Distribution and Concentration

    Pol, Louis G. (et al.)

    Pages 37-63

  • Population Composition

    Pol, Louis G. (et al.)

    Pages 65-89

  • Fertility

    Pol, Louis G. (et al.)

    Pages 91-112

Buy this book

eBook $159.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-90-481-8903-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-90-481-8902-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-9279-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Demography of Health and Healthcare
Authors
Series Title
The Springer Series on Demographic Methods and Population Analysis
Series Volume
13
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-8903-8
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-8903-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-8902-1
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9279-1
Series ISSN
1389-6784
Edition Number
3
Number of Pages
X, 302
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