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Health of Populations : Beyond Medicine (Paperback) (Jack James)
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The Health of Populations: Beyond Medicine uses current research and in-depth analysis to provide insights into the issues and challenges facing population health. The prospective health of large populations is a subject of increasing concern, due largely to rapid population growth, population aging, rising costs and diminishing resources, health inequality, and the global rise in noncommunicable diseases.
Reducing the global burden of disease requires prevention of disease incidence, which is achievable through reduction of exposure to primary (behavioral) and secondary (biomedical) risk factors.
This book contains three sections that focus on the science of health, the harm of medicine, and how to achieve health. By highlighting the benefits of preventing incidence of disease, this book illustrates that biomedicine should be regarded as complementary to behavioral, legislative, social, and other preventive means for optimizing population health.
- Heavily evidence-based and thoroughly referenced with hundreds of scientific citations
- Contains a glossary, as well as valuable tables, illustrations, and information boxes to further explain core content
- Provides fresh perspectives on issues related to rapid population growth, population aging, rising costs, diminishing resources, health inequality, and more
- Carefully distils extensive tracts of information, clarifies misunderstandings, and rebuts myths with the ultimate goal of encouraging better understanding of the future action needed to promote optimal health for all