PH 200 Midterm

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Public Health
The set of activities a society undertakes to monitor and improve the health of its collective membership
Features of PH
1. Focus on preventing disease and injury
2. "Patient" is entire community
"Provider" is society, not individual professionals
Does MC or PH have a greater contribution to life expectancy?
PH
Does MC or PH have a greater expenditure?
MC
Which century did life expectancy change drastically?
19th
Reasons for improvement in global human health
1. Sanitation
2. Improved understanding
3. Prevention and treatment of diseases
4. Economic and educational advancement
5. Nutrition
6. Housing
When was the Epidemiological Transition?
1930-1940s
What was the epidemiological transition?
Shift from infectious diseases to chronic diseases