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Summary Measures of Population Health : Concepts, Ethics, Measurement and Applications [2002]

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Published in 2002 by World Health Organization.

With increasing life expectancy, measuring population health levels on the basis of mortality rates alone has become less and less relevant in many populations. At the same time, societies invest substantial resources in promoting healthy life, in addition to preventing premature death. But how effective have these efforts been? What is the appropriate metric to measure healthy life expectancy or, for that matter, the contribution of different diseases and injuries to potential years of healthy life that are lost due to their occurrence.
This book addresses the various approaches and viewpoints as to how mortality and ill-health might be combined into a single index to measure overall population health. The various uses of such summary measures of population health are described, and the appropriate measurement framework and specific ethical and social value choices are discussed and debated.
The contributors include leading experts in epidemiological methods, ethics, health economics, health status measurement and the valuation of health states. Summary measures of population health are likely to become increasingly topical and debated and this volume should serve as the fundamental reference for their construction and use of scholars across all public health disciplines.

A serious study illustrated with diagrams and tables of data, with a glossary and a useful index.

Complete with unclipped dust jacket this in a very good clean condition throughout with very little sign of any wear and a firm binding. The dust jacket is lightly marked.

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An extensive study
Author(s):
Various
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
16 cm by 23.5 cm. 1440g.
Edition:
2002
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
9241545518
ISBN-13:
9789241545518
Number of pages:
770
Publisher:
World Health Organization, Geneva
Title:
Summary Measures of Population Health : Concepts, Ethics, Measurement and Applications

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Published in 2002 by World Health Organization.

With increasing life expectancy, measuring population health levels on the basis of mortality rates alone has become less and less relevant in many populations. At the same time, societies invest substantial resources in promoting healthy life, in addition to preventing premature death. But how effective have these efforts been? What is the appropriate metric to measure healthy life expectancy or, for that matter, the contribution of different diseases and injuries to potential years of healthy life that are lost due to their occurrence.
This book addresses the various approaches and viewpoints as to how mortality and ill-health might be combined into a single index to measure overall population health. The various uses of such summary measures of population health are described, and the appropriate measurement framework and specific ethical and social value choices are discussed and debated.
The contributors include leading experts in epidemiological methods, ethics, health economics, health status measurement and the valuation of health states. Summary measures of population health are likely to become increasingly topical and debated and this volume should serve as the fundamental reference for their construction and use of scholars across all public health disciplines.

A serious study illustrated with diagrams and tables of data, with a glossary and a useful index.

Complete with unclipped dust jacket this in a very good clean condition throughout with very little sign of any wear and a firm binding. The dust jacket is lightly marked.

Added value:
An extensive study
Author(s):
Various
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
16 cm by 23.5 cm. 1440g.
Edition:
2002
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
9241545518
ISBN-13:
9789241545518
Number of pages:
770
Publisher:
World Health Organization, Geneva
Title:
Summary Measures of Population Health : Concepts, Ethics, Measurement and Applications

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