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Setting priorities in prevention [publication] /

by Schaapveld, Kees [clb].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Leiden : TNO-NIPG (Netherlands Institute for Preventive Health Care), 1990Description: 168 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9067431834.MeSH subject(s): Preventive Medicine | Epidemiologic Factors | Health Status Indicators | Cost-Benefit Analysis | Cost-Benefit Analysis -- statistics & numerical data | Cost-Benefit Analysis -- organization & administration | Cost-Benefit Analysis -- economics | Preventive Medicine -- organization & administration | NetherlandsPUBLICATION TYPE SAPHIR: MonographOther subject(s): Health for all by the year 2000Summary: Setting priorities in prevention should ideally be based on knowledge about the occurence, socio-economic consequences and preventability of health problems, thereby taking into account possible future trends and the expected costs and benefits of preventive measures. If health problems can be prevented, it must be possible to formulate health objectives, that is to say, what the health status of a population should be at a specified date in the future. [Contents]. 1. Introduction. 2. Measuring health, morbidity and mortality in populations. 3. Health benefits and costs of prevention. 4. Future developments. 5. Does the health of elderly people improve? 6. Competing causes of disease and death. 7. Summary, discusssion and conclusions. Appendix-european targets for health for all. Abbreviations. Subject index.
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Setting priorities in prevention should ideally be based on knowledge about the occurence, socio-economic consequences and preventability of health problems, thereby taking into account possible future trends and the expected costs and benefits of preventive measures. If health problems can be prevented, it must be possible to formulate health objectives, that is to say, what the health status of a population should be at a specified date in the future. [Contents]. 1. Introduction. 2. Measuring health, morbidity and mortality in populations. 3. Health benefits and costs of prevention. 4. Future developments. 5. Does the health of elderly people improve? 6. Competing causes of disease and death. 7. Summary, discusssion and conclusions. Appendix-european targets for health for all. Abbreviations. Subject index.