Pain and Disability: Clinical, Behavioral, and Public Policy Perspectives
by M. Osterweis, A. Kleinman, D. Mechanic
Publisher: National Academies Press 1987
Number of pages: 323
Pain is the most common complaint presented to physicians. This volume covers the epidemiology and physiology of pain; psychosocial contributions to pain and illness behavior; promising ways of assessing and measuring chronic pain and dysfunction; clinical aspects of prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation; and how the SSA's benefit structure and administrative procedures may affect pain complaints.
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by Douglas Kamerow - RTI Press
The intersection of health care, politics, and policy is a controversial one, and this book of lively essays takes on many of today's hot health topics: alternative medicine, health care reform, screening mammograms, taxes to change behavior, etc.
by William B. Schwartz - University of California Press
An easy guide to the background of medical therapy and health care delivery, with an extrapolation to the future. Recommended to anyone concerned with health policy and also to practicing doctors who can learn where they fit in the scheme of things.
by I. Evans, H. Thornton, I. Chalmers, P. Glasziou - Pinter & Martin
How do we know whether a particular treatment really works? How do we ensure that research into medical treatments best meets the needs of patients? These are just a few of the questions addressed in a lively and informative way in this book.
by National Institutes of Health - International Medical Publishing, Inc
Guidelines for health care practitioners which underline the importance of weight management and provide tools treat patients more effectively. The text helps understanding the obesity and support efforts of millions of people to lose weight.