Determining Health Expectancies

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  • Book
  • 444 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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As an indicator of population health, helath expectancy allows us to address the important question of whether or not we are exchanging longer life for poorer health – extending the quantity of life at the expense of quality. This book explains how to define and measure health and morbidity and how to combine these measurements with mortality to produce comparable health expectancies in order to address this key question. Sections include:
  • the concepts behind health expectancy and how they have evolved,
  • methods of calculating health expectancies,
  • comparisons of the health of the world′s countries at different stages of demographic transition and
  • the relevance of health expectancies to health policy.
Determining Health Expectancies is built on ten years of work of REVES (Reseau Esperance de Vie en Sante/ Network on Health Expectancy). Researchers, clinicians, demographers and health planners will find it a well referenced coherent text for developing and evaluating methods of calculation and furthering the use of health expectancy as a tool of health planning.
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List of Contributors.

List of Abbreviations.

Introduction (J. Robine, et al.).

PART I: THE MAIN TRENDS IN THE EVOLUTION OF THE POPULATION′S HEALTH STATUS.

Introduction (J. Robine). 

Increase in Life Expectancy and Concentration of Ages at Death (F. Meslé and J. Vallin).

Compression of Morbidity (W. Nusselder).

Patterns of Disability Change Associated with the Epidemiologic Transition (G. Myers, et al.). 

Trends in Health Expectancies (J. Robine, et al.).

PART II: THE RELEVANCE OF HEALTH EXPECTANCIES.

Introduction (E. Crimmins).

Social Inequalities in Health Expectancy (E. Crimmins and E. Cabois).

Sub–national Variations in Health Expectancy (A. Bebbington and M. Bajekal).

Cause–deleted Health Expectancies (C. Mathers).

Mental Health Expectancy (K. Ritchie and C. Polge).

PART III: MEASUREMENT, COLLECTION AND CALCULATION PROBLEMS.

Introduction (C. Jagger).

Data Collection Methods and Comparability Issues (V. Buratta and V. Egidi).

Disability Measurement (D. Deeg, et al.).

The Evolution of Demographic Methods to Calculate Health Expectancies (S. Laditka and M. Hayward).

Health–adjusted Life Expectancy (HALE) (J. Berthelot).

Disability–Adjusted Life Years (DALYs) and Disability–adjusted Life Expectancy (DALE) (J. Barendregt).

Classification and Harmonisation (H. Boshuizen and R. Perenboom).

PART IV: HEALTH EXPECTANCIES IN THE DIFFERENT REGIONS OF THE WORLD.

Introduction (C. Mathers).

Health Expectancy in Asian Countries (Y. Saito, et al.). 

Ageing and Health Expectancies in Urban Latin America (R. Ham–Chande).

Global Patterns of Health Expectancy in the Year 2000 (C. Mathers, et al.).

Health Expectancies in European Countries (R. Perenboom, et al.). 

Health Expectancy Research in North American Countries (V. Lamb).

Health Expectancy in Australia and New Zealand (P. Davis, et al.).

Index.

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Jean–Marie Robine
Carol Jagger
Colin D. Mathers
Eileen M. Crimmins
Richard M. Suzman
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