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Evidence for Population Health

Richard Heller

Abstract

This book aims to show the value of developing and applying an evidence base to public health. The application of evidence to clinical practice is well established, and the field of evidence-based medicine accepted as a basic clinical science, not so for public health. The book examines the methods used for Evidence Based Medicine, and shows how these can be applied to public health. In the process, a number of new measures are necessary to extend clinical measures to the population. Population impact measures are described and their value in public health policy-making described and discussed ... More

Keywords: evidence for population health, population impact measures, public health, clinical practice, public health policy-making

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780198529743
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198529743.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard Heller, author
Professor of Public Health, Evidence for Population Health Unit, University of Manchester