policy statement

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A written statement recording the policies of an organization. Such statements aim to summarize policies concisely and clearly. They often present the consensus of a group or committee with diverse views, but those who draft them have a duty to make them as clear and unequivocal as possible. Policy statements are intended to guide those within an organization and sometimes to inform others about the aims, purposes, and methods of the organization.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.

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