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Public Health

Srinivas Gada

in Community Paediatrics

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print September 2012 | ISBN: 9780199696956
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191743177 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199696956.003.0017

Series: Oxford Specialist Handbooks in Paediatrics

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Introduction - Public health: an overview - Public health: the specialty - Screening - A public health view of child health - Child health promotion and health improvement - Health protection - Health service improvement/development - Commonly asked questions concerning immunisation - Vaccine preventable diseases - Conclusions

Acknowledgement: Michele McCoy, Consultant in Public Health, NHS Dumfries and Galloway, for her support and advice in producing this chapter

The superior doctor prevents sickness. The mediocre doctor attends to impending sickness. The inferior doctor treats actual sickness. Chinese proverb

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Subjects: Paediatrics ; Community Medical Services

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