Closing the Gap

Closing the Gap : Burden of Unnecessary Illness

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Closing the Gap is a discussion on how we can prevent premature death and unnecessary disability, from causes ranging from dental disease to suicide. It summarizes a collaborative effort of authorities from various fields to compare the current potential for preventing our most common illnesses with the status of their prevention in reality. The book's target is the gap between the possible and the actual in prevention. The authors have quantified preventable morbidity and mortality associated with particular risk factors or interventions, and have made recommendations for interventions in the light of existing knowledge.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 213.36 x 274.32 x 12.7mm | 612.35g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • figures and tables
  • 0195054830
  • 9780195054835

Table of contents

W.H. Foege & R.W. Amler: Introduction and methods; A. Stoudemire, L. Wallack, & N. Hedemark: Alcohol dependence and abuse; F.C. McDuffie et al: Arthritis and musculoskeletal diseases; R. Rothenburg et al: Cancer; C.C. White et al: Cardiovascular disease; M.E. Fritz & D.C. Rundle: Dental disease; A. Stoudemire et al: Depression; W.H. Herman, S.M. Teutsch, & L.S. Geiss: Diabetes mellitus; R.S. Johannes et al: Digestive diseases; P.J. Goldstein et al: Drug dependence and abuse; J.V. Bennett et al: Infectious and parasitic diseases; L.S. Farer & C.W. Schieffelbein: Respiratory diseases; G.A. Kaplan et al: Socioeconomic status and health; WHO Collaborating Center in Perinatal Care: Unintended pregnancy and infant mortality/morbidity; G.S. Smith & H. Falk: Unintentional injuries; M.L. Rosenberg et al: Violence: homicide, assault, and suicide.
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