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Textbook of Global Health

Textbook of Global Health

Anne-Emanuelle Birn, Yogan Pillay, and Timothy H. Holtz

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780199392285
eISBN:
9780199392315
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199392285.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology

Fully revised and updated, this fourth edition of Oxford’s Textbook of Global Health equips students, advocates, and health professionals with building blocks for a critical understanding of global ... More

The Thirteenth StepAddiction in the Age of Brain Science

The Thirteenth Step: Addiction in the Age of Brain Science

Markus Heilig

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231172363
eISBN:
9780231539029
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172363.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

The past twenty-five years have witnessed a revolution in the science of addiction, yet we still rely upon sorely outdated methods of treatment. Expensive new programs for managing addiction are also ... More

TobaccoScience, policy and public health

Tobacco: Science, policy and public health

Peter Boyle, Nigel Gray, Jack Henningfield, John Seffrin, and Witold Zatonski (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199566655
eISBN:
9780191594410
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566655.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This book covers the science and policy issues relevant to one of the major public health disasters of modern times. It pulls together the aetiology and burden of the myriad of tobacco-related ... More

Towards the emancipation of patientsPatients' experiences and the patient movement

Towards the emancipation of patients: Patients' experiences and the patient movement

Charlotte Williamson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847427458
eISBN:
9781447304043
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427458.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Despite a policy focus on involving patients in healthcare and increasing patient autonomy, much covert coercion of patients takes place in everyday healthcare. This book examines how the patient ... More

Trace Metals and Infectious Diseases

Trace Metals and Infectious Diseases

Jerome O. Nriagu and Eric P. Skaar (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262029193
eISBN:
9780262327619
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029193.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Many parts of the world endemic for the most common infectious diseases have the highest prevalence rates of trace metal deficiencies and increasing rates of trace metal pollution. The co-clustering ... More

The Trust Crisis in HealthcareCauses, Consequences, and Cures

The Trust Crisis in Healthcare: Causes, Consequences, and Cures

David A. Shore (ed.)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195176360
eISBN:
9780199865598
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176360.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The lack of trust in the U.S. healthcare system brings ominous results, from decreasing health outcomes to increasing costs, from organizational inefficiencies to a pattern of litigation. The trust ... More

Understanding and Using Health ExperiencesImproving patient care

Understanding and Using Health Experiences: Improving patient care

Sue Ziebland, Angela Coulter, Joseph D. Calabrese, and Louise Locock (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199665372
eISBN:
9780191748585
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665372.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Narrative interviewing is an approach to eliciting people’s accounts, or stories, of their experiences. Widely used in social science research, it has gained prominence in health research since the ... More

Unequal OpportunityHealth Disparities Affecting Gay and Bisexual Men in the United States

Unequal Opportunity: Health Disparities Affecting Gay and Bisexual Men in the United States

Richard J. Wolitski, Ron Stall, and Ronald O. Valdiserri (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195301533
eISBN:
9780199863815
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301533.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Most public health students, academicians, and practitioners readily recognize the association between racial/ethnic minority status and the disproportionate burden of preventable disease in the ... More

Urban HealthCombating Disparities with Local Data

Urban Health: Combating Disparities with Local Data

Steven Whitman, Ami Shah, and Maureen Benjamins

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199731190
eISBN:
9780199866465
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731190.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

The 1980s opened a discussion of the varying nature of health in different segments of the United States. Falling under the rubric of ‘health disparities’, a great deal of research has been published ... More

Using Cost-Effectiveness Analysis to Improve Health CareOpportunities and barriers

Using Cost-Effectiveness Analysis to Improve Health Care: Opportunities and barriers

Peter J. Neumann

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195171860
eISBN:
9780199865345
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171860.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

It is widely agreed that cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA) could shed light on ways for the U.S. health care system to achieve better value. However, to date American policy makers have largely ... More

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