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Evaluating the Effects of Policies on Health

Thomas D. Koepsell and Noel S. Weiss

in Epidemiologic Methods

Published in print January 2004 | ISBN: 9780195150780
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865161 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195150780.003.0020
 Evaluating the Effects of Policies on Health

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The objective of epidemiology is to understand the determinants of disease occurrence in populations. One set of potentially important determinants includes the policies that societies and organizations follow to achieve their goals. This chapter seeks to illustrate how epidemiologic study designs can be used to evaluate the health effects of such policies. Exercises are provided at the end of the chapter.

Keywords: epidemiology; epidemiological research; health policy; disease incidence

Chapter.  6025 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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