Recent Submissions

  • The economics of alcohol policy 

    Lehto, Juhani; World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe (‏1995)‏
  • Approaches to alcohol control policy 

    Lehto, Juhani; World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe (‏1995)‏
  • Measurement in health promotion and protection 

    Carstairs, Vera D.L.; Brzezinski, Z.J.; Abelin, T.; World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe (‏1987)‏
    A rich sourcebook of concepts, epidemiological tools, and practical examples illustrating ways to measure changes in health status and then relate these changes to specific policies and interventions. Emphasis is placed on concepts and approaches that are in line with the shift towards preventive medicine and the corresponding appreciation for the importance of such factors as behaviour, life-style, and environmental conditions. Within this conceptual framework, the book presents a large number and range of quantitative methods that can serve as ...
  • Epidemiology of occupational health 

    Mikheev, M.I.; Karvonen, M.; World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe (‏1986)‏
    A collection of articles focused on the ways that epidemiological methods can be used to improve knowledge of the health hazards associated with different occupations or risks at the workplace. The objective is to point out any special problems that must be considered when applying established epidemiological methods to the field of occupational health. Specific applications covered in the book include the identification of occupational health risks, the evaluation of long-term effects, the selection of reliable sources of data, and the use of ...
  • Food and health in Europe: a new basis for action 

    World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe (‏2004)‏
  • Treatment approaches to alcohol problems 

    Heather, Nick; World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe (‏1995)‏
  • Indoor air quality: biological contaminants: report on a WHO meeting, Rautavaara, 29 August -2 September 1988 

    World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe (‏1990)‏
    A state-of-the-art report on health hazards posed by the presence in indoor air of biological contaminants, including suspended viable particles, suspended allergens, animal dander, fragments of dust mites, and other biologically derived suspended material. Emphasis is placed on construction materials and building elements, such as cooling towers, humidifiers, ventilation systems, and design features leading to high indoor humidity, that can introduce or spread airborne biological contaminants. The book has six main chapters. The first catalogues ...
  • L'évaluation et la surveillance de la lutte contre l'alcoolisme : buts, indicateurs et systèmes de surveillance et de notification pour la lutte contre l'alcoolisme 

    Lehto, Juhani; Anderson, Peter; Organisation mondiale de la Santé. Bureau régional de l’Europe (‏1997)‏
  • Evaluation and monitoring of action on alcohol: targets, indicators and monitoring and reporting systems for action on alcohol 

    Lehto, Juhani; Anderson, Peter; World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe (‏1995)‏
  • L'OMS en Europe : relever les défis 

    Organisation mondiale de la Santé. Bureau régional de l’Europe (‏1995)‏
  • WHO in Europe: meeting the challenges 

    World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe (‏1995)‏
  • Investing in women's health: central and eastern Europe 

    World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe (‏1995)‏
  • Economic change, social welfare and health in Europe 

    Ziglio, Erio; McMahon, Laurie; Levin, Lowell S.; World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe (‏1994)‏
    A collection of seven papers presented during a symposium which explored the impact of economic changes in Europe on social welfare and health. Focused on the social determinants of health, papers draw on the findings of several recent studies to assess the specific consequences of poverty and unemployment. Ways that national policy-makers might respond to periods of rapid economic change are also considered. The first paper provides a conceptual framework for understanding the health consequences of unemployment, particularly concerning the ...
  • L'OMS dans une nouvelle Europe 

    Organisation mondiale de la Santé. Bureau régional de l’Europe (‏1993)‏
  • WHO in a new Europe 

    World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe (‏1993)‏
    The biennial report of the WHO Regional Office for Europe for 1991-1992, a period characterized by the emergence of urgent health needs in the countries of central and eastern Europe, including the newly independent states of the former Soviet Union. Many projects highlighted in the report show how WHO has responded to these urgent needs. Specific projects include humanitarian aid to the war-torn former Yugoslavia, supply of vaccines and other essential medicines to the newly independent states, an initiative to prevent the spread of AIDS to ...
  • La santé en Europe : rapport de surveillance de la santé pour tous (‏1993 -1994)‏ 

    Organisation mondiale de la Santé. Bureau régional de l’Europe (‏1995)‏
  • Health in Europe: the 1993/1994 health for all monitoring report 

    World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe (‏1994)‏
    Presents and discusses the results of an evaluation, conducted in 1993 1994, of health conditions in the 50 countries of Europe. Particular attention is given to the health consequences of profound political, social, and economic changes seen in countries of central and eastern Europe and the newly independent states of the former USSR. Throughout the report, full-colour graphs and charts illustrate statistical trends over time, for countries and groups of countries, in such areas as life expectancy, mortality rates from chronic diseases, cases ...
  • The health of Europe: summary of the second health for all evaluation 

    World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe (‏1993)‏
    Summarizes the main findings of a large-scale evaluation, conducted in 1990-1991, of the health situation in European countries. The evaluation, conducted on the eve of dramatic political changes in central and eastern Europe, revealed wide variations in health status and the quality of health care. Particular attention is given to the extent to which 38 precise health targets, formulated and agreed upon in 1984, have been met. The report notes several areas of general improvement, including increased life expectancy, progress in the elimination ...
  • Nursing in action: strengthening nursing and midwifery to support health for all 

    Salvage, Jane; World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe (‏1994)‏
    A practical, step-by-step guide to the introduction of changes intended to strengthen the role and status of nurses in Europe. Emphasis is placed on changes that lead to improved patient care in line with the principles of health for all. Noting that nurses are uniquely placed to perceive the need for change and then take the initiative, the book aims to help readers think through weaknesses in health care, understand how to introduce change, and take the appropriate action, whether to improve practices on a hospital ward or to change the way ...
  • Drug utilization studies: methods and uses 

    Dukes, M. N. G.; World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe (‏1993)‏
    A multi-authored survey of instruments and methods developed to investigate patterns of drug consumption and to answer fundamental questions about prescribing practices, therapeutic value, and safety. By reviewing the state-of-the-art in research methodology, the book also aims to show how drug utilization studies can contribute to national health policies designed to promote the availability of safe and effective medicines, while also reducing costly over-medication. Information ranges from a list of studies for assessing the impact of regulatory ...

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