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Demography of Health and Health Care

ISBN-10: 0306439816

ISBN-13: 9780306439810

Edition: 1992

Authors: R. K. Thomas, Louis G. Pol

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Data and theory pertaining to how and why demographic conditions (and changes in those conditions) affect the supply and demand for health care, and, conversely, how and why changing health care conditions affect demographic structure. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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List price: $99.00
Copyright year: 1992
Publisher: Springer
Publication date: 4/30/1992
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 376
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.540

Health Demography: An Emerging Discipline
Introduction
The Origins of Health Demography
Demographic Roots
Epidemiological Roots
Social Science Origins
Major Trends Affecting the Development of Health Demography
Changing Population Characteristics
The Changing Nature of Health Problems
Changing Perceptions of Health and Illness
Overview of the Book
Objectives
Audience
Organization of the Book
Health and Health Care: An Introduction
Introduction
The Relationship among Health, Health Care, and Demography
The Societal Context of Health and Health Care
The Institutional Framework
The Cultural Framework
The Structure of Health Care Systems
Medical Care and Health Care
The Organization of U.S. Health Care
The Vertical Integration of the Health Care System
The 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
The Language of Health Care
Introduction
Health, Sickness, and Disease
Illness and Sickness
Disease
The Distinction between Physical Illness and Mental Illness
The Classification of Physical Illnesses
International Classification of Diseases (ICD-9)
Current Procedural Terminology
Diagnostic Related Groups
The Classification of Mental Illness
Alternative Mental Disorder Classification
Key Concepts from Epidemiology and Health Care
Incidence and Prevalence
Acute and Chronic Conditions
Case Finding
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
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
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
Morbidity and Mortality
Introduction
Morbidity
Introduction
Morbidity Measures
Morbidity Trends
Mortality
Introduction
Mortality Concepts/Measures
Life Tables
Mortality Trends
Contemporary Issues
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
Data Sources for Health Demography
Introduction
Sources
Censuses
Registration Systems
Surveys
Synthetic Data
Summary
The 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
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
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
Index