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

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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.

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“The book is collectively written by several members of the Population Health Program of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research. After many years of interaction, these authors, representing various disciplines (e.g., biological, cultural, social, economic), formulated ideas about both the determinants and measurement of health and the proper role of the health care delivery system… [T]he book focuses on strategies for improving human health both through the development of better evaluation and data systems, and by formulating better health policies while promoting efficient and effective management of the health care delivery system. General; undergraduate through professional.” —H. S. Pitkow, Choice “This volume is as much a challenge for political theorists as it is a collection for policy analysts; and it would be a shame if it were only to circulate within the realm of public policy.” —Katherine Fierlbeck, Canadian Journal of Political Science “[T]he book synthesizes the literature from many disciplines but presents a paradigm of health that is almost universally accepted in both academic and health policy circles: namely, that health is determined through the interplay of a host of varied factors, with medicine merely one of many potentially useful ones… [T]he book successfully emphasizes the possible contributions to the health of populations of resource reallocations from medical to non-medical activities… [T]he book effectively highlights the trade-offs between medical expenditures and other activities that may enhance health.” —Peter C. Coyte, The Canadian Journal of Economics “At the heart of this book lies a fundamental critique of two cornerstones of contemporary health policy: the role of modern medical care in the production of health, and the role of individual “life style choices” in the production of disease… Overall this book is both an invaluable resource for recent developed-country social epidemiology and a stimulating critique of received theories and observations in the social science of health and illness.” —Constance A. Nathanson, Contemporary Sociology
A dozen anomalous findings from a number of disciplines about the determinants of health, some new and some long familiar among small communities of specialists, but all challenging conventional views of how health is gained, lost, recovered, and maintained. The topics include the social and cultural matrix, genetics and other biological pathways, quality of care, regulating medicine, and perspectives for the future. Accessible to readers with little or no background in medicine. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Theodore R. Marmor is professor of public policy and management and professor of political science at Yale School of Management. He currently sits on the editorial board of both the Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice and Journal of Health, Politics, Policy, and Law as well as on the international advisory board of the London School of Economics (Health and Social Care). He is an author or co-author of numerous books and author of over a hundred scholarly articles.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction 3
2 Producing Health, Consuming Health Care 27
3 Heterogeneities in Health Status and the Determinants of Population Health 67
4 The Social and Cultural Matrix of Health and Disease 93
5 The Role of Genetics in Population Health 133
6 If Not Genetics, Then What? Biological Pathways and Population Health 161
7 Coronary Heart Disease from a Population Perspective 189
8 The Determinants of a Population's Health: What Can Be Done to Improve a Democratic Nation's Health Status? 217
9 Small Area Variations, Practice Style, and Quality of Care 231
10 Regulating Limits to Medicine: Towards Harmony in Public- and Self-Regulation 253
11 Social Proprioception: Measurement, Data, and Information from a Population Health Perspective 287
12 The Future: Hygeia versus Panakeia? 317
References 335
Index 369
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