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Population Health : Concepts and Methods - T. Kue Young

Population Health

Concepts and Methods

Hardcover

Published: 1st December 2004
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Population health encompasses traditional public health and preventive medicine but emphasizes the full range of health determinants affecting the entire population rather than only ill or high-risk individuals. The population health approach integrates the social and biological, the quantitative and qualitative, recognizing the importance of social and cultural factors in practice and research.
This text is organized around the logical sequence of studying and attempting to improve the health of populations; measuring health status and disease burden, identifying and modeling health determinants, assessing health risks and inferring causation, designing research studies, planning interventions, and evaluating health programs. The second edition incorporates many new topics that reflect changes in contemporary public health concerns and our response to them; as well as shifts in research directions. These include lifecourse approaches to health, gene-environment interactions, emergent infections, and bioterrorism. Among the specific changes are new or expanded discussions of confidence intervals for commonly used rates, the impact of population aging on mortality trends, health survey questionnaires, summary measures of population health, the new International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health, migrant studies, race and ethinicity, psychoneuroendocrine pathways, social epidemiology, risk perception, communicating the SARS epidemic, ecologic studies, the odds radio, paticipatory research, suicide, evidence-based community interventions, evaluation methods and health economics, the Cochrane Collaboration, and systemic reviews.
The many positive features of the first edition have been retained, such as the extensive use of boxes, case studies, and exercises; the selection of examples representing a variety of health problems, geographic regions, and historical periods; and a multidisciplinary orientation bridging the quantitative and qualitative, the social and biomedical sciences. The book aims to spark a new kind of broad-based training for researchers and practitioners of population health.

"This book contains important hooks in the sense of historical precedents and interesting case studies, as well as paper and pencil exercises that promote calculation skills." --Doody's "...an impressive volume, one that guides readers through the complexities of population-health theory and practice using clear, accessible language and modeling exemplary scholarship."--American Journal of Human Biology "This book contains important hooks in the sense of historical precedents and interesting case studies, as well as paper and pencil exercises that promote calculation skills." --Doody's "...an impressive volume, one that guides readers through the complexities of population-health theory and practice using clear, accessible language and modeling exemplary scholarship."--American Journal of Human Biology

1: Introduction 2: Measuring Health and Disease in Populations (I) 3: Measuring Health and Disease in Populations (II) 4: Modeling Determinants of Population Health 5: Assessing Health Risks in Populations 6: Designing Population Health Studies 7: Planning Population Health Interventions 8: Evaluation of Health Programs for Populations 9: Improving Health of Populations

ISBN: 9780195158540
ISBN-10: 0195158547
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 403
Published: 1st December 2004
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.2 x 16.4  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.7
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised