The Demography of Health and Healthcare

Third Edition

  • Louis G. Pol
  • Richard K. Thomas
Book
Part of the The Springer Series on Demographic Methods and Population Analysis book series (PSDE, volume 13)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Louis G. Pol, Richard K. Thomas
    Pages 1-12
  3. Louis G. Pol, Richard K. Thomas
    Pages 13-36
  4. Louis G. Pol, Richard K. Thomas
    Pages 37-63
  5. Louis G. Pol, Richard K. Thomas
    Pages 65-89
  6. Louis G. Pol, Richard K. Thomas
    Pages 91-112
  7. Louis G. Pol, Richard K. Thomas
    Pages 113-129
  8. Louis G. Pol, Richard K. Thomas
    Pages 131-150
  9. Louis G. Pol, Richard K. Thomas
    Pages 151-180
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    Pages 181-207
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    Pages 209-237
  12. Louis G. Pol, Richard K. Thomas
    Pages 239-273
  13. Louis G. Pol, Richard K. Thomas
    Pages 275-294
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 295-300

About this book

Introduction

In this 3rd edition of the definitive work on health demography, Pol and Thomas offer an updated view of the field and a current perspective on the applications of health demography to contemporary issues.  The significance of health demography within the field of population studies has continued to increase and this work provides background on the healthcare arena and systematically presents the various aspects of demography as they relate to healthcare.  This addition has been streamlined to focus on the important aspects of health demography and enhanced through the addition of charts, maps and other graphics.  All statistics and tables have been updated and the most current references are included.  A separate chapter on morbidity has been included and the final chapter focuses on the public policy interface with health demography.  Case studies and sidebars are included throughout the book to illustrate the applications of demography within the healthcare arena.  Recent developments in U.S. healthcare are highlighted to give the text a very contemporary presence.

"At last! ...a book on health demography which draws together these two important and useful disciplines... and provides a central resource for students as well as professionals who need access to demographic methods, measures, and concepts. ... The authors demonstrate the relevance and applicability of demographic principles to health care in a clear, thorough manner."

 (Applied Demography)

"A well-written, effectively organized work that clarifies the role of health demography."

(Choice)

Keywords

Applicants to Health Demography Fertility Health Behavior Health Care Health Services Utilization Health Status Migration Morbidity Mortality Population Composition Population Size

Authors and affiliations

  • Louis G. Pol
    • 1
  • Richard K. Thomas
    • 2
  1. 1.College of Business AdministrationUniversity of Nebraska, OmahaOmahaUSA
  2. 2., Department of Sociology & AnthropologyThe University of MississippiUniversityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-8903-8
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht. 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-8902-1
  • Online ISBN 978-90-481-8903-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-6784