This book is a collection of mortality abstracts based on recent follow-up studies on the results of health disorders from the abstracts and articles appearing recently in the Journal of Insurance Medicine. The widely different types of investigators who may have repeated need of outcome data (death or morbid event) in a particular disease or risk factor will find this collection invaluable. Such a collection is valuable not only to users in the insurance industry, but to all physicians and health scientists who are interested in prognosis of chronic diseases, in clinical trials, in cost/benefit questions, in clinical decision-making, and similar fields of inquiry.
About the Author:
RICHARD B. SINGER, M.D., is a consultant in medical risk appraisal.
MICHAEL W. KITA, M.D., is Vice-President and Chief Medical Director of the UNUM Life Insurance Company of America.
JOHN R. AVERY is Director, Center of Medico-Actuarial Statistics at MIB, Inc.