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Ross C. Brownson, Elizabeth A. Baker, Terry L. Leet, and Kathleen N. Gillespie

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780195143768

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195143768.001.0001

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Understanding and Applying Analytic Tools

Understanding and Applying Analytic Tools

Chapter:
(p.44) 3 Understanding and Applying Analytic Tools
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Evidence-Based Public Health
Author(s):

ROSS C. BROWNSON

ELIZABETH A. BAKER

TERRY L. LEET

KATHLEEN N. GILLESPIE

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195143768.003.0003

This chapter describes several tools for evidence-based public health practice. The chapter is organized as follows. First, it describes some context and processes for developing systematic reviews and economic evaluations. Second, it discusses several analytic tools for measuring risk and intervention effectiveness (e.g., systematic reviews, meta-analysis). The third part describes comparative tools for comparing benefits and costs. One particular type of economic evaluation, cost-utility analysis, is described in detail in this section. The fourth section discusses several challenges and opportunities in using these analytic tools. The chapter concludes with a short discussion of processes for translating evidence into public health action (e.g., expert panels, practice guidelines).

Keywords:   public health practice, scientific evidence, risk intervention, cost-utility analysis, systematic reviews, economic evaluation

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