PAM 438 january 26 2011

PAM 438 january 26 2011 - PAM 4380 Economics of Public...

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Unformatted text preview: PAM 4380 Economics of Public Health Spring 2011 Professor: Don Kenkel dsk10 Outline: 1/26/11 • Overview of the course • Epidemiologic transition in public health – Mokdad et al JAMA: ‘actual causes of death’ – WHO report • Estimating the ‘actual causes of death’ – Attributable fractions – Relative risks • Next time: Epidemiology: past, present, & future (Susser & Susser article) Key Words • PAM = Policy Analysis (& Management) • Economics – My background – Economic approach • Pre-reqs: intermediate micro, econometrics • Public Health – Other PAM courses cover health care sector • PAM 2350 US Health Care Systems (Nicholson) • PAM 4370 Economics of Health Policy (Kleiner) Major Trends in Public Health • Increase in life expectancy – 1900: White 47.6 years; Black 33 years – 2000: White 77.6 years; Black 71.9 years Source: US National Vital Statistics Reports. 53(6) (Gaining 3 years of life expectancy per decade) • Epidemiologic transition – In 1900, leading causes of death were infectious diseases – By 2000, leading causes of death were chronic conditions linked to health behaviors of individuals Causes of Death, U.S. 1900 Pneumonia (all forms) and influenza 40,362...
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This note was uploaded on 04/28/2011 for the course PAM 4380 taught by Professor Kenkel during the Spring '08 term at Cornell.

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PAM 438 january 26 2011 - PAM 4380 Economics of Public...

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