Why Are Some People Healthy and Others Not?: The Determinants of Health Populations

Why Are Some People Healthy and Others Not?: The Determinants of Health Populations

by Theodore R. R. Marmor
     
 

Each topical chapter in this volume crystallizes the findings of a five-year study, under the auspices of the Population Health Program of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, that probed the links between social hierarchy, the “macroenvironmental” factors in illness patterns, the quality of the “microenvironmental,” and other

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Each topical chapter in this volume crystallizes the findings of a five-year study, under the auspices of the Population Health Program of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, that probed the links between social hierarchy, the “macroenvironmental” factors in illness patterns, the quality of the “microenvironmental,” and other determinants of health. In its aggregate, this volume will prove essential to an understanding of the underlying public health issues for the next several decades.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780202304892
Publisher:
Transaction Publishers
Publication date:
12/31/1994
Series:
Social Institutions and Social Change Series
Pages:
378
Product dimensions:
6.34(w) x 9.24(h) x 1.04(d)
Lexile:
1440L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Preface
1Introduction3
2Producing Health, Consuming Health Care27
3Heterogeneities in Health Status and the Determinants of Population Health67
4The Social and Cultural Matrix of Health and Disease93
5The Role of Genetics in Population Health133
6If Not Genetics, Then What? Biological Pathways and Population Health161
7Coronary Heart Disease from a Population Perspective189
8The Determinants of a Population's Health: What Can Be Done to Improve a Democratic Nation's Health Status?217
9Small Area Variations, Practice Style, and Quality of Care231
10Regulating Limits to Medicine: Towards Harmony in Public- and Self-Regulation253
11Social Proprioception: Measurement, Data, and Information from a Population Health Perspective287
12The Future: Hygeia versus Panakeia?317
References335
Index369

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