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Public Health at the Crossroads

Public Health at the Crossroads
Achievements and Prospects

2nd Edition

$127.00 (G)

  • Date Published: June 2004
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521540476

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  • This book is an introduction to public health as a discipline and a critique of its recent development. The extensively revised edition reviews major health trends, the current state of the world's health, and the latest estimates of the global burden of disease. With examples drawn widely from rich and poor countries, the authors argue for an inclusive vision of public health based on the application in public policy of improved epidemiological understanding of the causes of disease. First Edition Hb (1997): 0-521-58373-X First Edition Pb (1997): 0-521-58665-8

    • Provides a global perspective embracing rich and poor countries
    • Extensively up-dated and includes numerous summary points and references
    • Provides a critical review of health trends worldwide at a time when new challenges are emerging
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "This is a conveniently sized book that provides an excellent, epidemiologically-framed approach to public health. The first edition enjoyed considerable success and it somewhat goes without saying that this extensively revised edition will also do very well." Doody's Review ServiceG

    "A valuable, up-to-date introduction to the field of public health." Choice

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: June 2004
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521540476
    • length: 318 pages
    • dimensions: 227 x 152 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.43kg
    • contains: 18 b/w illus. 13 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Global Health:
    1. Health, disease and the health transition
    2. Global health: past trends and present challenges
    3. Contemporary global health issues
    Part II. Epidemiology:
    4. Evolution of epidemiology: ideas and methods
    5. The current state of epidemiology: achievements and limitations
    6. Challenges for epidemiology
    Part III. Public Health:
    7. Public health themes: historical and contemporary
    8. Public health organisation and practice in wealthy countries
    9. Public health organisation and practice in poor countries
    10. Public health at the crossroads

  • Authors

    Robert Beaglehole, World Health Organization, Geneva

    Ruth Bonita, World Health Organization, Geneva

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