Public Health and Epidemiology at a Glance

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 9, 2012 - Medical - 94 pages
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This brand new title in the market-leading at a Glance series provides a highly-illustrated, visual introduction to the key concepts of population-level disease prevention. Accessible, double-page spreads help you understand and appreciate the determinants of health which impact on healthcare services and their effectiveness.

Public Health and Epidemiology at a Glance features high-yield information on all the topics covered at medical school, including:

  • Measurement of population health
  • Epidemiological concepts of cause and association, surveillance, and risk
  • Use of epidemiology in clinical decision-making
  • Epidemiology of major health problems such as cardiovascular disease and cancer
  • Health promotion
  • Basics of health economics
  • Basics of health policy, needs assessment, and evaluation

Also featuring self-assessment questions to help test learning, this new title will provide an invaluable resource for medical and healthcare students, junior doctors, and those preparing for a career in public health.

 

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Contents

Preface
6
Assessing Population Health
30
Health information
36
Environmental determinants of health
42
Health needs assessment
48
Health Economics
68
Economics of public health problems
74
Health care evaluation
80
Further reading
87
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About the author (2012)

Margaret Somerville is Director of Public Health and Health Policy, NHS Highland, Inverness

K. Kumaran is a Consultant in Public Health Medicine, NHS Somerset

Rob Anderson, Institute of Health Service Research, Peninsula Medical School, Exeter

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