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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


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


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 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


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


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