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Daniel J. Friedman, Edward L. Hunter, and R. Gibson Parrish

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780195149289

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149289.001.0001

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Summing Up: Toward a Twenty-First-Century Vision for Health Statistics

Summing Up: Toward a Twenty-First-Century Vision for Health Statistics

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(p.500) Chapter 21 Summing Up: Toward a Twenty-First-Century Vision for Health Statistics
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Health Statistics
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Daniel J. Friedman

Edward L. Hunter

R. Gibson Parrish II

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149289.003.0021

This chapter provides a cross-cutting summary of previous chapters and a more explicit vision for health statistics in the 21st century. It argues that in order to develop enhanced national health statistics enterprises, four conditions must be met: first, a clear and explicit mission for the health statistics enterprise; second, use of an overarching conceptual framework; third, consensus on core values; and fourth, agreement on a set of basic principles for further development and reform of the enterprise. Strategies for meeting these four conditions are discussed.

Keywords:   health statistics enterprise, population health statistics, public health practice, mission, conceptual framework, core values

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