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

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Robert G. Evans, Morris L. Barer, Theodore R. Marmor
Transaction Publishers - Medical - 378 pages
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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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Producing Health Consuming Health Care
Heterogeneities in Health Status and the Determinants of Population Health
The Social and Cultural Matrix of Health and Disease
The Role of Genetics in Population Health
Not Genetics Then What? Biological Pathways and Population Health
Coronary Heart Disease from a Population Perspective
The Determinants of a Populations Health What Can Be Done to Improve a Democratic Nations Health Status?
Small Area Variations Practice Style and Quality of Care
Regulating Limits to Medicine Towards Harmony in Public and SelfRegulation
Social Proprioception Measurement Data and Information from a Population Health Perspective
The Future Hygeia Versus Panakeia?
Biographical Sketches of the Contributors

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