Closing the Gap: The Burden of Unnecessary Illness

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Closing the Gap is a valuable statement of contemporary knowledge and skills with which to prevent premature death and unnecessary disability. Originating from a conference held at the Carter Center of Emory University in November 1984, it summarizes a collaborative effort of authorities from various fields to compare the potential for preventing our most common illnesses by using current resources with the actual status of the prevention of those illnesses. The book's target is to close the gap between the ...
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Overview


Closing the Gap is a valuable statement of contemporary knowledge and skills with which to prevent premature death and unnecessary disability. Originating from a conference held at the Carter Center of Emory University in November 1984, it summarizes a collaborative effort of authorities from various fields to compare the potential for preventing our most common illnesses by using current resources with the actual status of the prevention of those illnesses. The book's target is to close the gap between the within-reach potential and the current reality.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780195054835
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 12/1/1987
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 8.69 (w) x 11.25 (h) x 0.56 (d)

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Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, Georgia

Preventive Medicine Associates, Atlanta, Georgia

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Table of Contents


1. Introduction and Methods, W.H. Foege and R.W. Amler

2. Alcohol Dependence and Abuse, A. Stoudemire, L. Wallack and N. Hedemark

3. Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases, F.C. McDuffie et al

4. Cancer, R. Rothenberg et al

5. Cardiovascular Disease, C.C. White et al

6. Dental Disease, M.E. Fritz and D.C. Rundle

7. Depression, A. Stoudemire et al

8. Diabetes Mellitus, W.H. Herman, S.M. Teutsch and L.S. Geiss

9. Digestive Diseases, R.S. Johannes et al

10. Drug Dependence and Abuse, P.J. Goldstein et al

11. Infectious and Parasitic Diseases, J.V. Bennett et al

12. Respiratory Diseases, L.S. Farer and C.W. Schieffelbein

13. Socioeconomic Status and Health, G.A. Kaplan et al

14. Unintended Pregnancy and Infant Mortality/Morbidity, W.H.O. Collaborating Center in Perinatal Care

15. Unintentional Injuries, G.S. Smith and H. Falk

16. Violence: Homicide, Assault, and Suicide, M.L. Rosenberg et al

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