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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Contents

Introduction
3
Producing Health Consuming Health Care
27
Heterogeneities in Health Status and the Determinants of Population Health
67
The Social and Cultural Matrix of Health and Disease
93
The Role of Genetics in Population Health
133
Not Genetics Then What? Biological Pathways and Population Health
161
Coronary Heart Disease from a Population Perspective
189
The Determinants of a Populations Health What Can Be Done to Improve a Democratic Nations Health Status?
217
Small Area Variations Practice Style and Quality of Care
231
Regulating Limits to Medicine Towards Harmony in Public and SelfRegulation
253
Social Proprioception Measurement Data and Information from a Population Health Perspective
287
The Future Hygeia Versus Panakeia?
317
References
335
Index
369
Biographical Sketches of the Contributors
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