Health Surveys: A Resource to Inform Health Policy and Practice

Jennifer H. Madans and Steven B. Cohen

in Health Statistics

Published in print July 2005 | ISBN: 9780195149289
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865130 | DOI:
Health Surveys: A Resource to Inform Health Policy and Practice

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This chapter reviews the various kinds of health surveys that are used to support the development, implementation, and evaluation of health policies and practices, and characterizes each by its strengths and weaknesses. It discusses the current status of health surveys in the United States and addresses some major policy issues that affect how well these surveys meet the needs of the user community. Although the examples used are primarily from the United States, surveys conducted in other countries are similar in design.

Keywords: health survey; health policy; population health statistics; policy issues

Chapter.  9024 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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