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Sept 23rd + Sept 26th notes - September 23rd 2011 In the...

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September 23 rd , 2011 - In the developed world, higher infant mortality lots of spending on health care - Doctors – large population factor - Infant mortality is NOT due to doctors but SOCIAL FACTORS. *Depends on the amount of money spent on women’s education. *US spends more money on doctors but their social problem are higher *Continued from Sept 22 nd , 2011 2.) Lack of effort of doctors’ strikes on mortality rates. - First principles of Research iii.) We can use our knowledge of the causes of changes in health status to change human health status. - Hospital decrease morbidity NOT mortality Improving Health Intervention Basic Paradigms 1.) Individual Reactive Intervention i.) Not just by biomedical ii.) Successes a) Trauma b) Antibiotics/Vaccines – Prevention is a major factor c) Reducing Morbidity 2.) Population – based approaches i.) Emphasis on prevention ii.) Historically successful iii.) Successes: a.) Accident Prevention b.) Nutrition c.) Combating epidemics September 26, 2011 - Vaccines were not the major reason for why diseases had reduced, it was mainly due to the public health measures which had taken place over the period of time. iv.) Problems a) Multidisciplinary nature b) Difficulty to carry out – it’s not that difficult to diagnose and give the vaccine - Prescription drugs cause the most deaths – drug associated deaths THE POPULATION HEALTH APPROACH - Canada’s “official policy” i) Lalonde Report: come out in 1976, most of the health problems in Canada’s society is due to the health problems in Canada ii) Ottara charter for health promotion: iii) Federal, provincial and territorial advisory Committee on population health Population health determined by i) Biology/genetic endowment: not everybody gets sick the same way, or the quality of the sickness ii) Physical environment: how healthy the environment is? iii) Living/working conditions iv) Health services (delivery)
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v) Early child development vi) Personal health practices and coping skills vii)Social support: is different from what it used to be. THE PUBLIC HEALTH MODEL - More than population health 1.) Highly organized: organization from the past years has made us health i. Address/monitor health of population ii. Formulate public policies iii. Ensure access to information 2.) Interdisciplinary - Teams with diverse responsibilities a) Epidemiology/program evaluation b) Laboratory Science - SARS: What happened? i. Case identification ii. Contact Investigation :knocking on doors and finding out who had it iii. Infection Control iv. Patient Isolation v. Community containment What did happen? i. Open global exchange of information: Lost precious weeks of early spread October 5, 2011 Epidemiology of infectious diseases -cycles of infectious diseases a) reservoirs i. living 1. Active carriers- can transfer it to another person easily through contact 2. Healthy carriers: are people who might never have gotten the disease but they have been affected, they can still pass the disease onto the people – major obstacle for health prevention,
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