Evidence-Based Public Health: Effectiveness and Efficiency

Author: Killoran, Amanda

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  • ISBN: 9780199563623
  • Author: Killoran, Amanda
  • Publ Date: 2009-11-26
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  • Pages: 528
  • Imprint: OUP *#
  • Status: ACT
  • ID - 271328


Evidence-based Public Health: Effectiveness and efficiency continues the themes raised in Public Health Evidence - tackling health inequalities. Written by the same author team, this book is a comprehensive reference to evidence-based approaches in public health. It covers the context and role of evidence-based public health in England; frameworks for evaluating the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of public health policies and interventions; diversity, vulnerability and risk as a focus for understanding the role of social context in influencing health-related behaviours; approaches and methods to generate and synthesize evidence of what works to improve health and tackle health inequalities; current best available evidence on the effectiveness of a diverse range of interventions; and the role of evidence-based guidance and standards in changing policy and practice. This book will be essential reading for all those concerned with advancing an evidence-based approach to public health, and tackling health inequalities, including academics, researchers, policy makers, postgraduate students in public health, and anyone involved across different sectors of public health, including local government, health and education, Whilst based on work done in England by NICE, the book contains generic principles which are applicable internationally.


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