Public Health At the Crossroads: Achievements and Prospects

by Robert Beaglehole, Ruth Bonita

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: Wednesday, January 15, 1997
Number of Pages: 243
ISBN: 0521586658


Book Summary:
This book, at once an introduction to public health as a discipline and a critique of its development over recent times, reviews epidemiological and demographic trends internationally. It provides an overview of major health trends, summarizes the current state of the world's health, and examines the pattern of modern epidemics, the impact of disability, and the causes of premature death in rich and poor countries alike, with examples drawn from diverse geographical and medical areas.


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