Statistics in Public Health

Statistics in Public Health : Quantitative Approaches to Public Health Problems

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Statistics and other quantitative methods (e.g. economics, decision theory) are integral to the scientific basis of priority-setting and program evaluation in public health. This book is a concise overview of the statistical approaches to core public health functions: outbreak investigations, policy development, economic and program evaluation, managed care, and program operationsshow more

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  • Hardback | 242 pages
  • 154 x 230 x 16mm | 359.99g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • line illustrations
  • 0195114981
  • 9780195114980
  • 1,669,567

About Donna Fox Stroup

Donna F. Stroup, Ph.D., M.Sc., is the Associate Director for Science in the Epidemiology Program Office at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. She also serves as an Adjunct Professor at the Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta.Steven M. Teutsch, M.D., M.P.H., is Senior Research Scientist in Outcomes Research and Management at Merck &Co. He is the co-editor of Prevention Effectiveness: A Guide to Decision Analysis and Economic Evaluation (OUP, 1996), and Principles and Practice of Public Health Surveillance (OUP, 1994).show more

Table of contents

1. History of Statistical Methods in Public Health ; 2. Basic Concepts of Statistics ; 3. Data Sources for Public Health ; 4. Monitoring the Health of a Population ; 5. Investigating Health Effects and Hazards in the Community ; 6. Setting Priorities for Health Needs and Managing Resources ; 7. Statistical Issues in Developing Guidelines and Policies ; 8. Implementing and Managing Programs ; 9. Evaluationshow more

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