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Evidence-based public health

Author: Ross C Brownson
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Public health decisions are often based on short-term demands rather than long-term study, and policies and programs 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 programs and policies in public health settings.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ross C Brownson
ISBN: 0195143760 9780195143768
OCLC Number: 48892440
Description: xv, 235 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. The need for evidence-based public health --
Ch. 2. Assessing scientific evidence for public health action --
Ch. 3. Understanding and applying analytic tools --
Ch. 4. Developing an initial statement of the issue --
Ch. 5. Quantifying the issue --
Ch. 6. Searching the scientific literature and organizing information --
Ch. 7. Developing and prioritizing program options --
Ch. 8. Developing an action plan and implementing interventions --
Ch. 9. Evaluating the program or policy.
Responsibility: Ross C. Brownson [and others].
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