Foreword -- Preface -- PART 1: Social and Behavioral Criteria -- Introduction to the Theme: Sociomedical -- Health Indicators -- The Sickness Impact Profile: Conceptual Formulation -- and Methodology for the Development of a Health -- Status Measure / Odin Anderson, David Mechanic, Jack Elinson, Marilyn Bergner and Ruth A. Bobbitt, with Shirley Kresse, William E. Pollard, Betty S. Gilson, and Joanne R. Morris -- Unmet Needs as Socio-medical Indicators / Willine Carr and Samuel Wolfe / Propositions on Social Disability / Joseph Greenblum -- Evaluation of Health Care Quality by Consumers / Howard R. Kelman -- Constructing Social Metrics for Health Status Indexes / Donald L. Patrick -- PART 2: Measures Related to Life Stage -- Reproductive Efficiency as a Social Indicator / Charlotte Muller, Frederick S. Jaffe, and Mary Grace Kovar -- Indicators of Health Status in Adolescence / Ann F. Brunswick -- A Measure of Primary Sociobiological Functions / Sidney Katz and C. Amechi Akpom -- PART 3: Some Applications of Sociomedical Health Indicators -- Health Indexes Sensitive to Medical Care Variation / Carlos J. M. Martini, G. J. Boris Allan, Jan Davison, and E. Maurice Backett -- PART 4: Sociodental Indicators -- Toward The Formulation of Socio-dental Indicators / Lois K. Cohen and John D. Jago -- PART 5: Perspectives -- Comments on Health Indicators: Methodological -- Perspectives / Thomas W. Bice -- A Classification of Socio-medical Health Indicators: -- Perspectives for Health Administrators and Health -- Planners. This monograph is devoted to expositions by some active investigators of their current work on sociomedical health indicators. It will be seen that their work, concededly in various stages of early development, has begun to move from conceptualization to operationalization. Dissatisfaction with the limitations of conventional biomedical measures of mortality and morbidity is no longer enough (1, 2). Snide commentary on the vagueness of the humanitarian definition of health presented by the World Health Organization should also be passe. The contents of this volume demonstrate that serious efforts to breathe some life into the WHO definition are finally being made.