Evidence For Population Health by Richard HellerEvidence For Population Health by Richard Heller

Evidence For Population Health

byRichard Heller

Paperback | May 15, 2005

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Evidence based medicine has had a major impact on clinical practice. There is an urgent need for the Public Health community to further develop its own evidence base as many interventions are introduced, unchallenged with no hope of evaluation as the tools for this do not exist. This well structured text aims to provide the tools to achieve this aim. Mindful of the varying needs of students, practitioners and policy makers, the author highlights key take home messages for each and provides practical methods, and their theoretical basis, for applying evidence to the fieldof Public Health. Some of the methods are well established, others are newly developed by the author and colleagues. The book is aimed at all health students and practitioners, at whatever level, with the hope that the reader will apply these methods to their thinking, research and practice.
Richard Heller is at Professor of Public Health, Evidence for Population Health Unit, University of Manchester.
Title:Evidence For Population HealthFormat:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.15 inPublished:May 15, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0198529740

ISBN - 13:9780198529743


Table of Contents

PrefacePart 1: Ask the question - what is the need for evidence for population health?1. What is evidence for population health?2. The population or the individual in public health3. Shifting the distributionPart 2: Collect the evidence - what measures should we make?4. Measuring the population impact5. Evaluating population-based risks and interventions6. Getting the outcome measure right7. Public health informatics: the role of e-science in building the evidence basePart 3: Understand and use the evidence - how can professionals and the public understand and use evidence to improve population health?8. Perceptions of risk among policy-makers and the public9. Managing knowledge for population health10. Applying evidence to inform public health practice and health policy decision-making11. Individual or population priorities for population health: involving the public12. Evidence into action: population impact assessment and the population health decision support