The authors of this book provide a systematic, integrated review and comparison of the contributions of sociology, political science, economics, demography, anthropology, history of science and medicine, psychiatry, and psychology to a number of health-related fields, including epidemiology, health services research, and health policy studies. The book reflects the authors' attitude that multidisciplinary research efforts must be carried out in order to obtain a thorough understanding of the relationship of social science knowledge to health problems.

chapter |38 pages


ByM. Harvey Brenner, Anne Mooney, Thomas J. Nagy

part 1|101 pages

Social, Structural and Demographic Factors

chapter |9 pages

Introduction: Part 1

ByJohn W. Ratcliffe

chapter 3|23 pages

Institutional Structure and Process in Health Services Innovation: The Reform Strategy of the Neighborhood Health Center Program

ByJude Thomas May, Katherine Knoop Parry, Mary L. Durham, Peter Kong-ming New

part 2|76 pages

Sociocultural and Psychobiological Dynamics

chapter |3 pages

Introduction: Part 2

ByAnne Mooney, Thomas J. Nagy

chapter 7|8 pages

The Bearing of Social Sciences Knowledge on Medical Education and Practice

ByStanley Joel Reiser