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Oxford handbook of public health practice

Author: David Pencheon; et al
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
Series: Oxford handbooks.
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This is a practical guide to the practice of public health on a day-to-day basis. It is relevant to a graduate level public health professional in training working in an organisation which has responsibility for the health of a defined population. This edition contains an increased focus on quality of health care systems.
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Oxford handbook of public health practice.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006
(DLC) 2006018375
(OCoLC)70051371
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Pencheon; et al
ISBN: 9780191585418 0191585416
OCLC Number: 801405342
Description: 1 online resource (xxxiv, 691 p.) : ill.
Contents: Contributors; Introduction; Part 1 Options and decisions; Introduction; 1.1 Scoping public health problems; 1.2 Turning public health problems into answerable questions; 1.3 Assessing health needs; 1.4 Economic evaluation--the science behind the art of making choices; 1.5 Assessing health impacts on a population; 1.6 Being explicit about values in public health; 1.7 Understanding ethics in public health; 1.8 Innovative ways to solve public health problems; Part 2 Using data and evidence; Introduction; 2.1 Understanding data, information, and knowledge; 2.2 Using qualitative methods. 2.3 Epidemiological understanding: an overview of basic concepts and study designs2.4 Monitoring disease and risk factors: surveillance; 2.5 Investigating changes in occurrence; 2.6 Investigating alleged clusters; 2.7 Assessing longer-term health trends: registers; 2.8 Assessing health status; 2.9 Summarizing health status; 2.10 Measuring and monitoring health inequalities and auditing inequity; 2.11 Finding and appraising evidence; 2.12 Providing data and evidence for practitioners and policy makers; Part 3 Direct action; Introduction; 3.1 Preventing epidemics of communicable disease. 3.2 Protecting health, sustaining the environment3.3 Protecting and promoting health in the workplace; 3.4 Facilitating community action; 3.5 Managing disasters and other public health crises; 3.6 Assuring screening programmes; 3.7 The public health response to 'hard to reach' populations; 3.8 Genetics in disease prevention; 3.9 The practice of public health in primary care; 3.10 Public health in poorer countries; Part 4 Making policy; Introduction; 4.1 Influencing government policy: a framework; 4.2 Developing healthy public policy; 4.3 Law in public health practice. 4.4 Shaping your organization's policy4.5 Translating policy into indicators and targets; 4.6 Translating indicators and targets into public health action; 4.7 Influencing governments via media advocacy; 4.8 Public health policy at a European level; 4.9 Influencing international policy; Part 5 Developing health system strategy; Introduction; 5.1 An introduction to health-care strategy; 5.2 Strategic approaches to planning health services; 5.3 Learning from international models of funding and delivering health care; 5.4 Setting priorities in health care; 5.5 Improving equity in health care. 5.6 Commissioning health carePart 6 Improving quality in health care; Introduction; 6.1 Understanding health-care quality; 6.2 Taking action to improve quality; 6.3 Quality improvement through chronic disease management; 6.4 Variations in health-care activity and quality; 6.5 Improving health and health care through informatics; 6.6 Evaluating health-care technologies; 6.7 Getting research into practice; 6.8 Using guidance and frameworks; 6.9 Evaluating health-care systems; 6.10 Evaluating patient experience and health-care process data; 6.11 Clinical quality, governance, and accountability.
Series Title: Oxford handbooks.
Other Titles: Handbook of public health practice
Public health practice
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This is a practical guide to the practice of public health on a day-to-day basis. It is relevant to a graduate level public health professional in training working in an organisation which has responsibility for the health of a defined population. This edition contains an increased focus on quality of health care systems.

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