Public Health and Preventive Medicine in Canada - 5th Edition - ISBN: 9780920513934

Public Health and Preventive Medicine in Canada

5th Edition

Authors: Chandrakant Shah
Paperback ISBN: 9780920513934
Imprint: Saunders Canada
Published Date: 14th August 2003
Page Count: 624

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Public Health and Preventive Medicine in Canada by Dr. Chandrakant Shah is a book that is well-known and highly respected by health sciences professionals, instructors, and students throughout the country. The book is an excellent primer for beginning healthcare professionals and an important reference for administrators and practitioners who must understand health and the health system in order to work effectively within it.

Dr. Shah has been diligent in updating previous versions of the text, thus making each edition essential reading for Canadians and their international colleagues who want to learn about health and health care in Canada. This edition is no exception. All of the chapters in this new fifth edition have been revised and updated to reflect the state of health care in Canada and the issues and trends faced by anyone involved with health care delivery across the country.

A unique feature of this text is that it connects health promotion and prevention models with the policy and history of the healthcare system. Dr. Shah leads the reader through the complex determinants of health and its measurement to the development of contemporary health care in Canada. The assiduous attention to detail ensures that the most current legislation, policy recommendations, and reports are included. Dr. Shah describes past and present thoughts and events that will influence the future development of health and health care in Canada.

Readers can progress one chapter at a time, or can easily reference facts about individual topics by referring to the detailed table of contents or the index. This comprehensive work about the Canadian healthcare system should be required reading for students in all health disciplines, including medicine and nursing.


Health indicators

Demography of Canadian population



West Nile Virus


Mental health

Environmental health issues including climate change, greenhouse gases, and ozone depletion

Food quality

Multiple chemical sensitivity

Romanow Report

Kirby Report

* First Ministers' Accord on Health Care Renewal, 2003

Table of Contents

Part I: Health and Disease

1. Concepts, Determinants, and Promotion of Health

2. Measurement and Investigation

Part II: The Health of Canadians

3. Health Indicators and Data Sources

4. Determinants of Health and Disease

5. Health Status and Consequences

6. The Health of Vulnerable Groups

7. Chronic Diseases and Injuries

8. Communicable Diseases

9. Environmental Health

10. Occupational Health and Disease

11. Periodic Health Examinations

Part III: The Healthcare System

12. Evolution of National Health Insurance

13. Federal and Provincial Health Organizations

14. Funding, Expenditures, and Resources

15. Community Health Services

16. The Regulation and Health of Healthcare Professionals

17. Quebec's Healthcare System: Origins, Organization, and Future (New chapter)

18. From Reports to Reforms to Reports (New chapter)

Appendix A: Quick Tables of Current Recommendations

Appendix B: Educational Objectives


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About the Author

Chandrakant Shah

Chandrakant P. Shah, MD, DCH, MRCP(Gals), FRCPC, SM(Hyg), FACPM, FAAP

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Emeritus, Department of Public Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto and Honorary Staff, The Hospital for Sick Children; Courtesy Staff, St. Michael's Hospital; Staff Physician, Anishnawbe Health Toronto