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Author Heller, Richard F.

Title Evidence for population health / Richard Heller
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005


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Description 126 pages ; 22 cm
Contents 1. What is evidence for population health? -- 2. The population or the individual in public health? -- 3. Shifting the distribution -- 4. Measuring the population impact -- 5. Evaluating population-based risks and interventions -- 6. Getting the outcome measure right -- 7. Public health informatics : the role of e-science in building the evidence base -- 8. Perceptions of risk among policy-makers and the public -- 9. Managing knowledge for population health -- 10. Applying evidence to inform public health practice and health policy decision-making -- 11. Individual or population priorities for population health : involving the public -- 12. Evidence into action : population impact assessment and population health decision support
Summary "Mindful of the varying needs of students, practitioners, and policy makers, the author highlights key take-home messages for each and provides practical methods, and their theoretical basis, for applying evidence to the field of public health. Some of the methods are well established; others are newly developed by the author and colleagues. The book is aimed at all health students and practitioners, at whatever level, so that the reader will be able to apply these methods to their thinking, research, and practice."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Evidence-based medicine.
Population -- Health aspects.
Public health -- Research -- Methodology.
LC no. 2005006668
ISBN 0198529740 (paperback: alk. paper)
9780198529743 (paperback: alk. paper)
9780198529743 (paperback)
0198529740 (paperback)