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Title U.S. health in international perspective [electronic resource] : shorter lives, poorer health / Panel on Understanding Cross-National Health Differences Among High-Income Countries, Steven H. Woolf and Laudan Aron, editors ; Committee on Population Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education ; Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice, Institute of Medicine ; National Research Council and Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.
Publication Info. Washington, D.C. : The National Academies Press, 2013.
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Description xxv, 394 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Series NCBI Bookshelf
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Summary -- Introduction -- Documenting the U.S. Health disadvantage -- Shorter lives -- Poorer health throughout life -- Explaining the U.S. Health disadvantage -- Framing the question -- Public health and medical care systems -- Individual behaviors -- Social factors -- Physical and social environmental factors -- Policies and social values -- Future directions for understanding the U.S. Health disadvantage -- Research agenda -- Next steps.
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Summary Introduction -- Documenting the U.S. Health disadvantage -- Shorter lives -- Poorer health throughout life -- Explaining the U.S. Health disadvantage -- Framing the question -- Public health and medical care systems -- Individual behaviors -- Social factors -- Physical and social environmental factors -- Policies and social values -- Future directions for understanding the U.S. Health disadvantage -- Research agenda -- Next steps.
Subject Public health -- United States.
Medical care -- United States.
Health attitudes -- United States.
Environmental health -- United States.
Health -- Social aspects -- United States.
Attitude to Health -- United States.
Delivery of Health Care -- United States.
Environmental Health -- United States.
Psychology, Social -- United States.
Public Health Administration -- United States.
Added Author Woolf, Steven H.
Aron, Laudan Y.
National Academies (U.S.). Panel on Understanding Cross-National Health Differences Among High-Income Countries.
Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice.
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ISBN 9780309264143 (pbk.)
0309264146 (pbk.)
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