Medical Geography, Second Edition / Edition 2

Medical Geography, Second Edition / Edition 2

by Melinda S. Meade, Robert J. Earickson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 159385160X

ISBN-13: 9781593851606

Pub. Date: 01/28/2005

Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.

This essential text surveys the perspectives, methodologies, and theories that geographers use to address the subject of human health and disease. Wide ranging and international in scope, the volume synthesizes knowledge from across the social, physical, and biological sciences. Coverage includes the cultural ecology of disease; landscape epidemiology;

Overview

This essential text surveys the perspectives, methodologies, and theories that geographers use to address the subject of human health and disease. Wide ranging and international in scope, the volume synthesizes knowledge from across the social, physical, and biological sciences. Coverage includes the cultural ecology of disease; landscape epidemiology; developmental change and human health; biometeorology; disease ecology and spatial analysis in developed countries; spatial interaction in disease diffusion; health care resources, delivery systems, and planning; and research methodologies and data-analytic techniques. Throughout, clearly presented vignettes examine special issues and demonstrate the use of advanced statistical tools. The text is richly illustrated with tables, figures, and maps, including a four-page color insert.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593851606
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/2005
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
501
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

1. Questions of Medical Geography
2. The Human Ecology of Disease
3. Landscape Epidemiology
4. Developmental Change and Human Health
5. The Biometeorology of Health Status
6. The Pollution Syndrome
7. Geographies of Disease in Economically Developed Areas
8. Disease Diffusion in Space
9. Health Care Delivery Systems Worldwide
10. Distribution of Health Care Resources
11. Accessibility, Utilization, and Health Services Planning
12. Data, Measures, and Methodologies
13. Scale, Spatial Analysis, and Geographic Visualization
Concluding Words

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