Determining Health Expectancies

Determining Health Expectancies

Editor(s): Jean-Marie Robine, Carol Jagger, Colin D. Mathers, Eileen M. Crimmins, Richard M. Suzman

Published Online: 15 JUL 2003

Print ISBN: 9780470843970

Online ISBN: 9780470858882

DOI: 10.1002/0470858885

About this Book

Health expectancies were developed to address the important question of whether or not we are exchanging longer life for poorer health - replacing quality by quantity.
Health expectancies extend the concept of life expectancy to morbidity and disability by providing a means of dividing life expectancy into life spent in various states of good and bad health. Being independent of the size of populations and of their age structure, health expectancies thus allow direct comparison of the different groups that constitute populations: sexes, socio-professional categories, regions.

This book brings together for the first time, the major works of REVES* over the past ten years. As well as providing comparisons of the health of many of the world's countries, the book includes sections on the concepts behind health expectancies and the demographic transition, the relevance of health expectancies to health policy and the different methods of calculating health expectancies.

*REVES is an international organisation of researchers, clinicians and health planners addressing these issues as well as developing and recommending methods of calculation and furthering the use of health expectancy as a tool for health planning.
* State-of-the-art coverage of this important health indicator
* Heavily cross referenced to give the book structure and coherence
* Editors are pioneers in the field of health expectancy

Table of contents

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    1. Introduction (pages 1–6)

      Jean-Marie Robine, Carol Jagger, Colin D. Mathers, Eileen M. Crimmins, Richard M. Suzman and Yves Péron

  1. Part I: The Main Trends in the Evolution of the Population's Health Status

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    2. Chapter 4

      Trends in Health Expectancies (pages 75–101)

      Jean-Marie Robine, Isabelle Romieu and Jean-Pierre Michel

  2. Part II: The Relevance of Health Expectancies

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  3. Part III: Measurement, Collection and Calculation Problems

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    2. Chapter 10

      Disability Measurement (pages 203–219)

      Dorly J.H. Deeg, Lois M. Verbrugge and Carol Jagger

  4. Part IV: Health Expectancies in the Different Regions of the World

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    2. Chapter 15

      Health Expectancy in Asian Countries (pages 289–317)

      Yasuhiko Saito, Xiaochun Qiao and Sutthichai Jitapunkul

    3. Chapter 17

      Global Patterns of Health Expectancy in the Year 2000 (pages 335–358)

      Colin D. Mathers, Christopher J.L. Murray, Alan D. Lopez, Joshua A. Salomon and Ritu Sadana

    4. Chapter 18

      Health Expectancies in European Countries (pages 359–376)

      Rom J.M. Perenboom, Herman van Oyen and Margareta Mutafova

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