Epidemiological transition: implications for health and health care provision

David R. Phillips

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This paper discusses the general concept of epidemiological transition and its manifestations in three case studies of Hong Kong, Thailand and Mauritius. The consequences of epidemiological transition are considered, and the importance of developing awareness of needs of ageing populations for social care as well as medical care. The local context of the transition appears to be crucial to its ensuing implications. The paper concludes with a discussion of the potential and limitations of the concept of epidemiological transition for health planning. -from Author

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-89
Number of pages19
JournalGeografiska Annaler, Series B
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes


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