Public Health at the Crossroads: Achievements and Prospects / Edition 2

Public Health at the Crossroads: Achievements and Prospects / Edition 2

by Robert Beaglehole, Ruth Bonita
     
 

ISBN-10: 052154047X

ISBN-13: 9780521540476

Pub. Date: 03/31/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book is an introduction to public health as a discipline and a critique of its recent development. The extensively revised edition reviews major health trends, the current state of the world's health, and the latest estimates of the global burden of disease. With examples drawn widely from rich and poor countries, the authors argue for an inclusive vision of…  See more details below

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This book is an introduction to public health as a discipline and a critique of its recent development. The extensively revised edition reviews major health trends, the current state of the world's health, and the latest estimates of the global burden of disease. With examples drawn widely from rich and poor countries, the authors argue for an inclusive vision of public health based on the application in public policy of improved epidemiological understanding of the causes of disease. First Edition Hb (1997): 0-521-58373-X First Edition Pb (1997): 0-521-58665-8

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521540476
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/31/2004
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
318
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Part I. Global Health: 1. Health, disease and the health transition; 2. Global health: past trends and present challenges; 3. Contemporary global health issues; Part II. Epidemiology: 4. Evolution of epidemiology: ideas and methods; 5. The current state of epidemiology: achievements and limitations; 6. Challenges for epidemiology; Part III. Public Health: 7. Public health themes: historical and contemporary; 8. Public health organisation and practice in wealthy countries; 9. Public health organisation and practice in poor countries; 10. Public health at the crossroads; Index.

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