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Preventable Disasters by Frederick L. Shiels

Title Preventable Disasters
Author Frederick L. Shiels
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
Release 1991
Category History
Total Pages 204
ISBN 9780847676231
Language English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

Preventable Disasters explores the age old question of why government leaders and organizations of high calibre fail. This book questions why well-informed governments, staffed by competent and often brilliant personnel, allow problems to germinate, worsen and then seemingly go out of control, when at various points along the way, the problem could have been checked or at least more effectively confronted. Preventable Disasters draws on a wide variety of examples and past case studies. It examines the concerns generated by these disasters and what these concerns have in common. The author examines the patterns that can be discerned in various "egregious" failures that might be used as guidelines for building "risk reduction" models and devices, for all government disasters including the fear of nuclear war. This book will be of interest to political and social scientists, historians, policy makers and educated laymen.

Preventable Hospitalizations by Denise T. Kruzikas

Title Preventable Hospitalizations
Author Denise T. Kruzikas
Release 2004
Category Health services
Total Pages 52
Language English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

Title Estimating the Contributions of Lifestyle Related Factors to Preventable Death
Author Institute of Medicine
Publisher National Academies Press
Release 2005-07-02
Category Medical
Total Pages 80
ISBN 0309096901
Language English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

This report is the summary of a workshop held by The Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academy of Science December 13-14, 2004 to estimate the contributions of lifestyle-related factors to preventable death. The summary of this workshop includes presentations from experts in statistical design, epidemiology, quality-of-life measures, communication, and public policy and discussions among the participants. Panels of experts addressed the following topics: methodological issues when estimating the public health burden of lifestyle factors; estimating "attributable risk" in practice; alternative ways of measuring the health burden; and public policy issues.