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Recommendations and Conclusions

Ian McDowell

in Measuring Health

Third edition

Published in print April 2006 | ISBN: 9780195165678
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199864034 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165678.003.0011
Recommendations and Conclusions

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Building on the review of over 100 scales, this chapter surveys the current status of health measurement and suggests directions for future work. It also proposes guidelines for those who develop and publish health measurements to standardize the presentation of information for potential users who must choose among rival instruments. The chapter includes a glossary of technical terms used in the health measurement field.

Keywords: health measurement; development guidelines; technical terms

Chapter.  3719 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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