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The demography of health and health care

Author: Louis G Pol; Richard K Thomas
Publisher: New York : Plenum Press, ©1992.
Series: Plenum series on demographic methods and population analysis.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Pol, Louis G.
Demography of health and health care.
New York : Plenum Press, ©1992
(OCoLC)903992119
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Louis G Pol; Richard K Thomas
ISBN: 0306439816 9780306439810
OCLC Number: 25163392
Description: xiv, 381 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Health Demography: An Emerging Discipline --
Introduction --
Origins of Health Demography --
Demographic Roots --
Epidemiological Roots --
Social Science Origins --
Major Trends Affecting the Development of Health Demography --
Changing Population Characteristics --
Changing Nature of Health Problems --
Changing Perceptions of Health and Illness --
Overview of the Book --
Objectives --
Audience --
Organization of the Book --
2. Health and Health Care: An Introduction --
Introduction --
Relationship among Health, Health Care, and Demography --
Societal Context of Health and Health Care --
Institutional Framework --
Cultural Framework --
Structure of Health Care Systems --
Medical Care and Health Care --
Organization of U.S. Health Care --
Vertical Integration of the Health Care System --
Horizontal Integration of the Health Care System --
Mental Health Services --
Health Care Personnel --
Control in the System --
Financing Health Care --
Additional Functions of the Health Care System --
Public Health --
Research --
Education --
Planning and Regulation --
Medical Supplies/Equipment/Pharmaceuticals --
Conclusions --
3. Language of Health Care --
Introduction --
Health, Sickness, and Disease --
Illness and Sickness --
Disease --
Distinction between Physical Illness and Mental Illness --
Classification of Physical Illnesses --
International Classification of Diseases (ICD-9) --
Current Procedural Terminology --
Diagnostic Related Groups --
Classification of Mental Illness --
Alternative Mental Disorder Classification --
Key Concepts from Epidemiology and Health Care --
Incidence and Prevalence --
Acute and Chronic Conditions --
Case Finding --
4. Population Size, Concentration, and Distribution --
Introduction --
Conceptual and Measurement Issues --
Size --
Concentration and Distribution --
Trends in Population Size, Concentration, and Distribution --
Census Divisions --
States --
Counties --
Measuring the Supply of Health Services --
National --
States --
Counties --
Implications for Health Care Delivery --
General Issues --
Population Thresholds for Health Services --
5. Population Composition --
Introduction --
Compositional Measures --
Biosocial Factors --
Sociocultural Factors --
Measures of Compositional Variation --
Population Pyramids --
Dependency Ratios --
Sex Ratios --
Cohort Analysis --
Standardization --
Compositional Description and Trends for the United States --
Age --
Sex --
Race/Ethnicity --
Marital Status, Living Arrangements, and Family Structure --
Education, Income, and Labor Force --
Changing Population Characteristics: Implications for Health Care --
Compositional Shifts --
Health Care Needs --
6. Fertility --
Introduction --
Concepts, Measures, and Trends --
Concepts --
Measures and Trends --
Fertility Rates --
Cohort Measures --
Compositional Factors --
Interaction of Factors --
Social Factors --
Data Sources --
Contemporary Issues --
Fluctuations in Births --
Variations in Fertility Rates --
Provision of Services --
Implications for Health Care Delivery --
Implications for Health Status --
7. Morbidity and Mortality --
Introduction --
Morbidity --
Introduction --
Morbidity Measures --
Morbidity Trends --
Mortality --
Introduction --
Mortality Concepts/Measures --
Life Tables --
Mortality Trends --
Contemporary Issues --
8. International and Internal Migration --
Introduction --
Migration Concepts and Measures --
Concepts --
Measures --
Immigration Trends --
Introduction --
Volume --
Origin --
Characteristics --
Destination --
Internal Migration --
Introduction --
Volume --
Characteristics --
Location --
Implications for Health and Health Care --
Migration Volume and Migrant Characteristics --
Health Behavior --
Service Utilization and Infrastructure --
9. Data Sources for Health Demography --
Introduction --
Sources --
Censuses --
Registration Systems --
Surveys --
Synthetic Data --
Summary --
10. Demographic Correlates of Health Status --
Introduction --
Review of Health/Illness Concepts --
Measures of Health Status --
Global Indicators --
Outcome Measures --
Demographic Correlates of Health Status --
Introduction --
Overall Health Status --
Biosocial Characteristics --
Sociocultural Characteristics --
Conclusions --
11. Demographic Correlates of Health Behavior and Health --
Services Utilization --
Introduction --
Health Behavior --
Utilization Indicators --
Health Services Utilization --
Hospital Admissions --
Patient Days --
Length of Stay --
Nursing Home Admissions --
Other Facilities Indicators --
Physician Utilization --
Dentist Utilization --
Utilization of Other Health Care Personnel --
Treatment Rates --
Insurance Coverage Indicators --
Drug Utilization --
Demographic Correlates of Utilization --
Biosocial Characteristics --
Sociocultural Characteristics --
Market Responses to Health Services Demand --
12. Demographic Change and Health Care Policy --
Introduction --
Demographic Context --
Health Care Environment --
Macro Policies --
Introduction --
National Health Insurance --
Health Care Supply --
Access to Care --
Long-Term Care --
Micro Policies --
Hospitals --
Pharmaceutical Companies --
Health Professionals --
Health Care Policy in the Twenty-First Century.
Series Title: Plenum series on demographic methods and population analysis.
Responsibility: Louis G. Pol, Richard K. Thomas.

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