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

Daniel J. Friedman, Edward L. Hunter, and R. Gibson Parrish (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195149289
eISBN:
9780199865130
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149289.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Health statistics have been an essential tool for improving the health of populations for centuries. This book provides an account of the essential concepts and complex underpinnings of health ... More


The Health Statistics Enterprise

Edward L. Hunter, Daniel J. Friedman, and R. Gibson Parrish II

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/9780195149289.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter attempts to define the characteristics of a national health statistics enterprise and develops a framework (the health statistics cycle) to describe the relationship of the various ... More


Summing Up: Toward a Twenty-First-Century Vision for Health Statistics

Daniel J. Friedman, Edward L. Hunter, and R. Gibson Parrish II

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/9780195149289.003.0021
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter provides a cross-cutting summary of previous chapters and a more explicit vision for health statistics in the 21st century. It argues that in order to develop enhanced national health ... More


Health Statistics in Public Health Practice

John W. Oswald, Daniel J. Friedman, and Margaret Hargreaves

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/9780195149289.003.0012
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter describes key uses of health statistics in public health practice, with an emphasis on state and local practice. Models of public health practice are presented as a framework for ... More


Health Statistics from Notifications, Registration Systems, and Registries

Denise Koo, Phyllis A. Wingo, and Charles J. Rothwell

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/9780195149289.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter describes two types of data collection that are critical for monitoring the population's health and generating health statistics: notifications and registrations. Notifications are ... More


Health Statistics and Knowledge Creation

Daniel J. Friedman, R. Gibson Parrish II, Adil Moiduddin, and Alana E. Ketchel

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/9780195149289.003.0010
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter explores the ways in which raw data are translated into useful health information and, in turn, into knowledge that can be disseminated and used for a various purposes in advancing the ... More


The National Health Information Infrastructure

John R. Lumpkin and Mary Jo Deering

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/9780195149289.003.0020
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter shows how the evolving definition of health is reflected in the need for the development of a National Health Information Infrastructure (NHII) in the United States. In terms of ... More


From Health Statistics to Health Information Systems: A New Path for the Twenty-First Century

Charlyn Black, Leslie L. Roos, and Noralou P. Roos

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/9780195149289.003.0018
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Many countries are making significant investments to enhance their health statistics capabilities. These involve a range of activities, from renewing traditional data collections and extending their ... More


Linking and Combining Data to Develop Statistics for Understanding the Population’s Health

Charlyn Black and Leslie L. Roos

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/9780195149289.003.0009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Many U.S. states have recognized the need for reliable data-driven information to plan and implement health-care policy. However, these needs have been difficult to meet because data are typically ... More


New Technologies and Health Statistics

Don E. Detmer and Elaine B. Steen

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/9780195149289.003.0015
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter reviews cutting-edge technologies that are likely to be pivotal to health system development and to influence the generation and use of health statistics as the 21st century unfolds. It ... More


Health Statistics from Nonhealth Sources

Walter Phillip Bailey, Amy Brock Martin, Elizabeth H. Corley, Daniel J. Friedman, and R. Gibson Parrish II

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/9780195149289.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Traditional health statistics provide a baseline of information that helps characterize the health of a population or population subgroup. Where health statistics often fall short is in their ability ... 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


Health Surveys: A Resource to Inform Health Policy and Practice

Jennifer H. Madans and Steven B. Cohen

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/9780195149289.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter reviews the various kinds of health surveys that are used to support the development, implementation, and evaluation of health policies and practices, and characterizes each by its ... More


Health and Health Care in Russia Today and Tomorrow

Oleg Atkov and Guzel Ulumbekova

in Russia: The Challenges of Transformation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814785003
eISBN:
9780814785010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814785003.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter displays the complex linkages between the depressed state of health and demographics in Russia and the integrity and security of the Russian social organism. It presents some population ... More


Understanding the Improvement in Disability-Free Life Expectancy in the US Elderly Population

Michael Chernew, David M. Cutler, Kaushik Ghosh, Mary Beth Landrum, and Jonathan Skinner

in Insights in the Economics of Aging

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226426679
eISBN:
9780226426709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226426709.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Understanding how healthy lifespans are changing is essential for public policy. This paper explores changes in healthy lifespan in the U.S. over time and considers reasons for the changes. We reach ... More


Malaria: The “Italian National Disease”

Frank M. Snowden

in The Conquest of Malaria: Italy, 1900-1962

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108996
eISBN:
9780300128437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108996.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter surveys what soon came to be called the “Italian national disease” on the very eve of the great discoveries that unraveled its mysteries and just before the campaign to eradicate it was ... More


I Ulu I Ka 'Aina: Land

Jonathan Osorio (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839772
eISBN:
9780824870959
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839772.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This book tackles the subject of the Kanaka (Hawaiian) connection to the ʻāina (land) through articles, poetry, art, and photography. There is no mistaking the affirmation that Kanaka are inseparable ... More


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