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The Demography of Health and Health Care


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About this book


"Health demography" has come to play an increasingly important role within the larger field during the past twenty years; the number of health professionals who utilize its methods and materials has grown exponentially. In a thoroughgoing revision of the first edition of this classic text and reference, published by Plenum in 1992, the authors convey the general principles that underlie this applied subdiscipline and demonstrate how the merging of demography and health care impacts on the planning processes of a range of health care organizations.


Demography Import fertility health health care migration mortality population

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of Nebraska at OmahaOmaha
  2. 2.Medical Services Research GroupMemphis

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Demography of Health and Health Care
  • Authors Louis G. Pol
    Richard K. Thomas
  • Series Title The Springer Series on Demographic Methods and Population Analysis
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-306-46336-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-306-46337-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-306-47376-0
  • Series ISSN 1389-6784
  • Edition Number 2
  • Number of Pages XIV, 378
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Demography
    Population Economics
    Sociology, general
    Public Health
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From reviews of the First Edition:
"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."
"The emphasis on the application of demographic concepts and methods to the understanding and solution of health care delivery problems... makes this an extremely useful book for health care marketers. ... [V]ery well written and organized.... [A] valuable reference book."
(Journal of Health Care Marketing)