Nation's Health / Edition 5

Nation's Health / Edition 5

Pub. Date:
Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC


Current price is , Original price is $48.0. You
Select a Purchase Option (Older Edition)
  • purchase options


Nation's Health / Edition 5

Edited by two of the nation's leading health and aging policy experts, Philip R. Lee and Carroll L. Estes, the seventh edition of The Nation's Health critically examines the nation's health; the determinants of health; the roles of both public health care (population-based intervention) and personal health care; and the role of the community in protecting and assuring the health of the population. Rather than merely focusing on the care of the sick or the financing of care and public health, this text looks at the complex web of issues, policies, controversies, and proposed solutions that surround health policy, public health, community health, and health care in the United States.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780763704056
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC
Publication date: 04/28/1997
Series: Health Science Series
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 427
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

About the Authorsxxvii
Part IThe Health of the Nation and Determinants of Health1
Chapter 1The Health of the Nation3
Article 1Trends in Mortality in the Twentieth Century11
Article 2Achievements in Public Health, 1900-1999: Control of Infectious Diseases31
Article 3Achievements in Public Health, 1900-1999: Healthier Mothers and Babies38
Article 4Achievements in Public Health, 1900-1999: Decline in Deaths from Heart Disease and Stroke--United States, 1900-199947
Article 5Health People 2010: Understanding and Improving Health53
Chapter 2The Determinants of Health and Health Disparities63
Article 1McKeown and the Idea That Social Conditions Are Fundamental Causes of Disease73
Article 2The Influence of Income on Health: Views of an Epidemiologist79
Article 3Socioeconomic Status and Health: The Potential Role of Environmental Risk Exposure93
Part IIHealth Policy and the Politics of Health121
Chapter 3Health Policy: Theories, Models, and Concepts123
Article 1The Process of Public Policymaking: A Conceptual Model129
Article 2The Study of Public Policy Processes135
Article 3Policy Change over a Decade or More143
Chapter 4Health Policy: The Politics of Health175
Article 1From Trust to Political Power: Interest Groups, Public Choice, and Health Care183
Article 2Health Care and Health Care Policy in a Changing World199
Article 3The Politics of Long-Term Care Reform under the Clinton Health Plan: Lessons for the Future213
Part IIIIdentifying, Understanding, and Addressing Population Health Problems221
Chapter 5Public Health and Community Problem Solving223
Article 1Achievements in Public Health, 1900-1999: Changes in the Public Health System233
Article 2Broadening Participation in Community Problem Solving: A Multidisciplinary Model to Support Collaborative Practice and Research242
Part IVPreparing for Terrorism: A Public Health Response281
Chapter 6Coordinating an Effective Public Health Response283
Article 1Responding to Chemical, Biological, or Nuclear Terrorism: The Indirect and Long-Term Health Effects May Present the Greatest Challenge289
Article 2Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response: Clinicians and Public Health Agencies as Essential Partners305
Article 3Bioterrorism Law and Policy: Critical Choices in Public Health310
Article 4Bioterrorism, Public Health, and Civil Liberties324
Part VHealth Care, Health Care Organization, Health Care Financing, and Quality of Care335
Chapter 7Health Care, Health Insurance, and Health Care Organization337
Article 1Who Gets Health Care?347
Article 2The U.S. Health Care System: On a Road to Nowhere?358
Article 3Health Insurance Coverage: 2000369
Article 4Managed Care in Transition379
Chapter 8Health Care Financing: Medicare, Medicaid, and the State Children's Health Insurance Program391
Article 1Medicare401
Article 2Drug Coverage for Medicare Beneficiaries: Why Protection May Be in Jeopardy409
Article 3Medicaid417
Article 4SCHIP Turns 5: Taking Stock, Moving Ahead428
Chapter 9Quality of Health Care439
Article 1The American Health Care System: The Movement for Improved Quality in Health Care445
Article 2Keeping Quality on the Policy Agenda455
Article 3Health Care Report Cards: Implications for Vulnerable Patient Groups and the Organizations Providing Them Care464
Part VIWomen's Health and the Health Care System483
Chapter 10Women's Health and the Health Care System485
Article 1Women's Health in the United States: Health Coverage and Access to Care493
Article 2Adding Aging and Gender to the Women's Health Agenda501
Article 3Racial/Ethnic Variations in Women's Health: The Social Embeddedness of Health516
Article 4Failure of Estrogen Plus Progestin Therapy for Prevention537
Article 5Mammograms and Personal Choice542
Part VIIAging and Long-Term Care545
Chapter 11Long-Term Care547
Article 1Long-Term Care and the Elderly Population553
Article 2Long-Term Care: A Public responsibility567
Article 3Regulating Nursing Homes: Residential Nursing Facilities in the United States570
Article 4Consumer Empowerment Issues in Chronic and Long-Term Care579
Recommended Reading589

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews