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Essential Public Health

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  • 42 b/w illus. 27 tables
  • Page extent: 350 pages
  • Size: 246 x 189 mm
  • Weight: 0.77 kg

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 (ISBN-13: 9780521689830)




Contents




  List of contributors Page vii
  Foreword ix
  Foreword xi
  Acknowledgements xiii
  Introduction 1
  Part 1 The public health toolkit
1   Demography 11
2   Epidemiology 24
3   Evidence-based health care 59
4   Improving population health 76
5   Screening 94
6   Health needs assessment 111
7   The health status of the population 124
8   Health care evaluation 138
9   Decision-making in health care 149
10   Health protection and communicable disease control 165
  Part 2 The challenges of public health in practice
11   The health of children and young people
Rachel Crowther and Sarah Stewart-Brown
185
12   Adult public health
Veena Rodrigues
207
13   Public health and ageing
Lincoln Sergeant and Carol Brayne
225
14   Tackling health inequalities
Chrissie Pickin
240
15   Health policy
Richard Lewis
257
16   Quality measurement and improvement in health care
Nicholas Steel
271
17   International development and public health
Jenny Amery
285
  Public health – the future – be part of it . . .
David Pencheon
307
  Glossary 312
  Index 323

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