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Lecture Notes in Medical Informatics

Influence of Economic Instability on Health

Proceedings of a Symposium organized by the Gesellschaft für Strahlen- und Umweltforschung, Institut für Medizinische Informatik und Systemforschung, with technical support from the World Health Organisation, Regional Office for Europe, München, Federal Republic of Germany, 9–11 September 1981

Editors: John, J., Schwefel, D., Zöllner, H. (Eds.)

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The worldwide economic recession of the last years - sometimes described as an outright depression similar to the one of the early thirties - has led many health policy analysts and even policy makers to revive the old question of whether, and in what respect, there is a close relationship between economic development and health. In tackling this question, to­ day's health services research looks rather helpless: even if a truth has the appearance of a truism, it will not necessarily be aCknowledged in practice. While it is an established fact that social as well as (macro)economic conditions or events have an important influence on the health of people, this subject has been rarely pursued by medical or epidemiological research and rather has been treated - in industrial countries at least - as a quantit~ n~gligeable. Yet, this ahistoric and even parochial attitude must be questioned on methodological as well as political grounds. - As to methodological aspects, further investigation into the relation­ ship between health and the economy is essential in order to identify the real relevance, i. e. opportunity costs, of medical care; even more important, it might also direct attention to the interfaces - fairly neglected by our over-specialized system of sciences - between biome­ tries and econometrics, medicine and epidemiology, epidemiology and socio-economics. It is, hence,an area of research from which methodo­ l09iCa-l development can receive' major stimuli.

Table of contents (22 chapters)

Table of contents (22 chapters)
  • Influence of Economic Instability on Health

    Pages 1-25

    Barnard, Keith

  • Mortality and Economic Instability: Detailed Analyses for Britain

    Pages 27-84

    Brenner, M. Harvey

  • Socio-Economic Change and Mortality a Multivariate Coherency Analysis of Danish Time Series

    Pages 85-112

    Søgaard, Jes

  • Economic Instability and Mortality in the Federal Republic of Germany

    Pages 113-138

    John, Jürgen

  • An Attempt to Analyse Some Dependences between Economic and Health Status in Poland in the Years 1959 – 1979

    Pages 139-168

    Włodarczyk, Włodzimierz Cezary (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Influence of Economic Instability on Health
Book Subtitle
Proceedings of a Symposium organized by the Gesellschaft für Strahlen- und Umweltforschung, Institut für Medizinische Informatik und Systemforschung, with technical support from the World Health Organisation, Regional Office for Europe, München, Federal Republic of Germany, 9–11 September 1981
Editors
  • J. John
  • D. Schwefel
  • H. Zöllner
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Medical Informatics
Series Volume
21
Copyright
1983
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-07891-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-07891-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-540-12274-6
Series ISSN
0172-7788
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 529
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