1st Edition

Sociomedical Health Indicators





ISBN 9780895030139
Published June 15, 1979 by Routledge
222 Pages

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Book Description

Includes a series of fact-filled articles aimed at replacing blind faith in the effectiveness of health services with objective standards for health care delivery. This title is intended for various health care practitioners.

Table of Contents

Foreword Odin Anderson

Preface David Mechanic

PART 1: Social and Behavioral Criteria
 Introduction to the Theme: Sociomedical Health Indicators Jack Elinson
The Sickness Impact Profile: Conceptual Formulation and Methodology for the Development of a Health Status Measure Marilyn Bergner and Ruth A. Bobbitt with Shirley Kressel, William E. Pollard, Betty S. Gilson, and Joanne R. Morris
Unmet Needs as Sociomedical Indicators Willine Carr and Samuel Wolfe
Propositions on Social Disability Joseph Greenblum
Evaluation of Health Care Quality by Consumers Howard R. Kelman
Constructing Social Metrics for Health Status Indexes Donald L. Patrick

PART 2: Measures Related to Life Stage
 Reproductive Efficiency as a Social Indicator Charlotte Muller, Frederick S. Jaffe, and Mary Grace Kovar
Indicators of Health Status in Adolescence Ann F. Brunswick
A Measure of Primary Sociobiological Functions Sidney Katz and C. Amechi Akpom

PART 3: Some Applications of Sociomedical Health Indicators
 Health Indexes Sensitive to Medical Care Variation Carlos J.M. Martini, G.J. Boris Allan, Jan Davison, and E. Maurice Backett

PART 4: Sociodental Indicators
 Toward The Formulation of Sociodental Indicators Lois K. Cohen and John D. Jago

PART 5: Perspectives
 Comments on Health Indicators: Methodological Perspectives Thomas W. Bice
A Classification of Sociomedical Health Indicators: Perspectivesfor Health Administrators and Health Planners Athilia E. Siegmann Contributors

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