Annual Review of Public Health / Edition 1

Annual Review of Public Health / Edition 1

by Jonathan E. Fielding, Barbara Starfield, Lester B. Lave
     
 

Fielding (University of California-Los Angeles) presents recent work in epidemiology and biostatistics, environmental and occupational health, public health practice, social environment and behavior, and health services. Some specific topics discussed include public health surveillance of low-frequency populations, legal and social implications of genetic testing in… See more details below

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Fielding (University of California-Los Angeles) presents recent work in epidemiology and biostatistics, environmental and occupational health, public health practice, social environment and behavior, and health services. Some specific topics discussed include public health surveillance of low-frequency populations, legal and social implications of genetic testing in the workplace, time-series studies of particulate matter, and modeling infection transmission. Other subjects are the current state of public health in China, lessons learned from public health mass media campaigns, international differences in drug prices, and the relationship between physician gender and patient-centered communication. Annotation © 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780824327194
Publisher:
Annual Reviews, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/28/1998
Pages:
572

Table of Contents

Perspectives
The Third Revolution in Healthxiii
Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Can Dementia Be Prevented? Brain Aging in a Population-Based Context1
Public Health Surveillance of Low-Frequency Populations25
Statistical and Substantive Inferences in Public Health: Issues in the Application of Multilevel Models53
Trends in the Health of the Elderly79
What Do We Do with Missing Data? Some Options for Analysis of Incomplete Data99
Environmental and Occupational Health
Emission Trading and Public Health119
Genetic Testing in the Workplace: Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications139
Health Effects of Chronic Pesticide Exposure: Cancer and Neurotoxicity155
Implications of the Precautionary Principle for Primary Prevention and Research199
Issues of Agricultural Safety and Health225
Time-Series Studies of Particulate Matter247
Public Health Practice
Developing and Using the Guide to Community Preventive Services: Lessons Learned About Evidence-Based Public Health281
Modeling Infection Transmission303
The Current State of Public Health in China327
The Public Health Workforce341
Lessons Learned from Public Health Mass Media Campaigns: Marketing Health in a Crowded Media World419
Social Environment and Behavior
Assuring the Health of Immigrants: What the Leading Health Indicators Tell Us357
Harm Reduction Approaches to Reducing Tobacco-Related Mortality377
Housing and Public Health397
Lessons Learned from Public Health Mass Media Campaigns: Marketing Health in a Crowded Media World419
The Role of Culture in Health Communication439
Health Services
Economic Implications of Increased Longevity in the United States457
International Differences in Drug Prices475
Physician Gender and Patient-Centered Communication: A Critical Review of Empirical Research497
The Direct Care Worker: The Third Rail of Home Care Policy521
Developing and Using the Guide to Community Preventive Services: Lessons Learned About Evidence-Based Public Health281
Indexes
Subject Index539
Cumulative Index of Contributing Authors, Volumes 16-25577
Cumulative Index of Chapter Titles, Volumes 16-25581

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