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Sick societies : responding to the global challenge of chronic disease

Author: David Stuckler; Karen Siegel
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
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"Chronic diseases-heart disease, diabetes, lung disease, and common cancers-claim more than one out of every two lives worldwide. Within the next few decades their toll will rise, most greatly in developing countries. Yet this rapid growth of chronic diseases is not being met with a proportionate global response. Left unaddressed, they pose a major threat to social and economic development. This book is the first to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Sick societies.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011
(DLC) 2011942571
(OCoLC)751520624
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Stuckler; Karen Siegel
ISBN: 9780191731204 019173120X 9780191621055 0191621056 9780191621468 0191621463 1283581663 9781283581660
OCLC Number: 778339717
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 352 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Evaluating the health burden of chronic diseases --
Sick individuals, sick populations: The societal determinants of chronic diseases --
Social and economic consequences of chronic diseases --
Comprehensive strategies to reduce the burden of chronic diseases --
Politics of chronic disease --
Activities of the private sector --
Comparative case studies from Brazil, China, India, Mexico, and South Africa --
Responding to the global challenge of sick societies --
Appendix: Resources for action --
References --
Index.
Responsibility: edited by David Stuckler, Karen Siegel.

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