This book considers the analysis of American health policies, the current status of health planning and evaluation, health indicators that may be incorporated into the health planning effort, and the current state of the art and future directions in the development of health status indicators.
1. Health Planning in the United States: Where we Stand Today 2. National Health Data for Policy and Planning 3. Unmet Health Care Needs and Health Care Policy 4. Future Directions in National Health Policy 5. Readiness of Sociomedical Sciences to Measure Health Status 6. The Measurement of Psychological WellBeing 7. Measurement of Oral Health Status 8. Methodological Perspectives on Health Status Indexes 9. Health Status Indicators as Tools for Health Planning