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U.S. health in international perspective : 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
Production, publication, distribution, manufacture, copyright Washington, D.C. : The National Academies Press, 2013
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 4th Floor  RA445 .U84 2013    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Public health -- United States
Medical care -- United States
Longevity -- United States
Health attitudes -- United States
Environmental health -- United States
Health -- Social aspects -- United States
Social psychology -- United States
Public health administration -- United States
Physical Description xxv, 394 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 292-344) 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
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
Alternate Author Woolf, Steven H
Aron, Laudan Y

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