The Aging Population in the Twenty-First Century: Statistics for Health Policy

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It is not news that each of us grows old. What is relatively new, however, is that the average age of the American population is increasing. More and better information is required to assess, plan for, and meet the needs of a graying population. The Aging Population in the Twenty-First Century examines social, economic, and demographic changes among the aged, as well as many health-related topics: health promotion and disease prevention; quality of life; health care system financing and use; and the quality of care--especially long-term care. Recommendations for increasing and improving the data available--as well as for ensuring timely access to them--are also included.

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Panel on Statistics for an Aging Population, Committee on National Statistics, National Research Council


1 Front Matter; 2 1 Introduction and Summary of Recommendations; 3 2 Social, Economic, and Demographic Changes Among the Elderly; 4 3 Health Status and Quality of Life; 5 4 Health Transitions and the Compression of Morbidity; 6 5 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention; 7 6 Quality of Care; 8 7 Long-term Care; 9 8 The Financing of Health Care Services for the Elderly; 10 9 Health Services Utilization; 11 10 Enhancing the Utility of Statistical Systems; 12 11 Statistical Methodology for Health Policy Analysis; 13 References; 14 A Background Papers; 15 B Effects of Budgetary Constraints on Federal Statistical Programs; 16 C Descriptions of Data Bases Mentioned in the Panel's Recommendations; 17 D Long-term Health Care Minimum Data Set; 18 E Acronyms; 19 F Biographical Sketches

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  • ISBN13: 9780309038812
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 340
  • ID: 9780309038812
  • ISBN10: 0309038812

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