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Document ID (ISN)55253
CIS number 91-142
ISBN(s) 1-85091-694-2
Year 1989
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Ashton D.
Institute of Personnel Management
Title The corporate health care revolution: strategies for preventive medicine at work
Bibliographic information Kogan Page Ltd., 120 Pentonville Road, London N1 9JN, United Kingdom, 1989. 396p. Bibl. Index. Price: GBP 30.00.
Abstract This book is divided into three main sections: Part 1 reviews the origins and scale of current health problems and discusses the US and British experience of health promotion programmes, from both an economic and a medical viewpoint. Part 2 provides background information concerning 5 major risk factors (exercise, nutrition, smoking, alcohol and drug abuse, stress) which may interact to produce various diseases, but which can be favourably influenced by worksite health promotion activities. Part 3 discusses how these risk factors interact to contribute to a number of major diseases such as cancer, heart disease and stroke. The practical application of some health promotion strategies is also discussed.
Descriptors (primary) health programmes; medical prevention; United Kingdom; USA
Descriptors (secondary) coronary diseases; drug dependence; alcoholism; smoking; physical fitness; neoplasms; immunodeficiency syndrome; economic aspects; mental stress; medical examinations; cardiovascular diseases; nutrition
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Medicine, hygiene and first aid
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Workplace health promotion
Alcohol and drug abuse