Evidence-based Public Health

Evidence-based Public Health

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Public health decisions are often based on short-term demands rather than long-term study, and policies and programmes are sometimes developed from anecdotal evidence. To enhance evidence-based practice, this book provides practical guidance on how to choose, carry out, and evaluate evidence-based programmes and policies in public health settings.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 252 pages
  • 149.9 x 233.7 x 25.4mm | 521.64g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • numerous tables and figures
  • 0195143760
  • 9780195143768
  • 2,020,883

Table of contents

1. The Need for Evidence-Based Public Health; 2. Assessing Scientific Evidence for Public Health Action; 3. Understanding and Applying Analytic Tools; 4. Developing an Initial Statement of the Issue; 5. Quantifying the Issue; 6. Searching the Scientific Literature and Organizing Information; 7. Developing and Prioritizing Program Options; 8. Developing an Action Plan and Implementing Interventions; 9. Evaluating the Program or Policyshow more

Review quote

"I was looking for a book that was grounded in the familiar territory of evidence based medicine much documented in the pages of theBMJ in recent years. I was not disappointed. I then looked for sensible application of this territory to public health practice and for an easily understood and systematic approach to making it happen. Again, I was pleased to see precisely this emerge." -Phil Ayres, Leeds Teaching Hospitals."..a wealth of information and know-how, backed up by good practical illustrations of real-life evidence, issues, situations and decisions."--J R Coll Physiciansshow more

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