"Health demography" has come to play an increasingly important role within the larger field during the past twenty years; the number of health professionals who utilize its methods and materials has grown exponentially. In a thoroughgoing revision of the first edition of this classic text and reference, published by Plenum in 1992, the authors convey the general principles that underlie this applied subdiscipline and demonstrate how the merging of demography and health care impacts on the planning processes of a range of health care organizations.
From reviews of the First Edition:
"At last! ...a book on health demography which draws together these two important and useful disciplines... and provides a central resource for students as well as professionals who need access to demographic methods, measures, and concepts. ... [The authors] demonstrate the relevance and applicability of demographic principles to health care in a clear, thorough manner."
"A well-written, effectively organized work that clarifies the role of health demography."
"The emphasis on the application of demographic concepts and methods to the understanding and solution of health care delivery problems... makes this an extremely useful book for health care marketers. ... [V]ery well written and organized.... [A] valuable reference book."
(Journal of Health Care Marketing)
Acknowledgments. Preface. 1. Health Demography: An Evolving Discipline. 2. Health and Health Care: An Introduction. 3. The Language of Health Care. 4. Population Size, Concentration, and Distribution. 5. Population Composition. 6. Fertility. 7. Morbidity and Mortality. 8. Migration. 9. Data Sources for Health Demography. 10. The Demographic Correlates of Health Status. 11. Demographic Correlates of Health Behavior and Health Services Utilization. 12. The Future of Health Demography.
Series: The Springer Demographic Methods and Population Analysis
Number Of Pages: 378
Published: November 2000
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6
Weight (kg): 0.55
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised