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Title Health statistics : shaping policy and practice to improve the population's health / edited by Daniel J. Friedman, Edward L. Hunter, R. Gibson Parrish II
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 2005


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Description xxiii, 536 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary "Health statistics have been an essential tool for improving the health of populations for centuries, yet no single book covers the key elements in developing, using, and improving them. This volume fills that crucial gap by providing a comprehensive account of the essential concepts and complex underpinnings of health statistics. It gives a broad and detailed view of the sources and uses of health statistics and explores contemporary issues confronting the health statistics enterprise, including privacy, technology, and the emergence of health data standards. It also proposes fundamental changes needed to improve health statistics that can be embraced by practitioners at all levels of government and the private sector."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Medical statistics.
Author Friedman, Daniel J.
Hunter, Edward L.
Parrish, R. Gibson.
LC no. 2004058315
ISBN 0195149289 (cloth : alk. paper)