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Epidemiology and Health Policy

Ross C. Brownson

in Applied Epidemiology: Theory to practice

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195187410
eISBN:
9780199864997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195187410.003.0009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses the relationship of epidemiology with health policy. It focuses on several important areas, including underlying definitions; goals, impacts, and settings; epidemiologic tools, ... More


Modeling Health: The Role of Simulation Models in Health Information Systems

Michael C. Wolfson

in Health Statistics: Shaping policy and practice to improve the population's health

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195149289
eISBN:
9780199865130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149289.003.0016
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter argues for the expansion of the uses of health statistics to include the construction of simulation models. Simulation models can help policymakers to address “what if” questions in the ... More


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