Population Health: Concepts and Methods

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Oxford University Press, 1998 - Epidemiology - 315 pages
Population health encompasses traditional public health and preventive medicine but emphasizes the full range of health determinants affecting the entire population rather than only ill or high-risk individials. The population health approach integrates the social and biological, the quantitative and qualitative, recognizing the importance of social and cultural factors in practice and research. This text is organized around the key objectives of population health risks and inferring causation, and planning and evaluating population health interventions. It is designed for use in introductory/intermediate courses in epidemiology, public health, and health policy and management. It emphasizes basic concepts and methods and makes use of case studies, exercises, and boxes to introduce students to the full range of population health issues seen in the literature.

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Contents

Introduction
1
Measuring Health and Disease in Populations I
23
Modeling Determinants of Population Health
95
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T. Kue Young, MD, FRCPC, D.Phil., is Professor of Community Health Sciences at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Manitoba, Canada.

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