By Ross C. Brownson, Diana B. Petitti
St. Louis Univ., MO. Textbook/reference for college students, practitioners, and public future health care brokers. Applies conventional epidemiologic equipment for opting for illness etiology to the 'real-life' events of public healthiness and future health providers learn. DNLM: Epidemiology.
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As health resources are stretched at the federal, state, and local levels, policy interventions are likely to grow in prominence. Several methods, based on epidemiologic principles, help inform policy decisions—meta-analysis, decision analysis, and cost-effectiveness analysis (Petitti 1994). Basing policy on objective assessment of evidence (evidencebased policy) is likely to assume increasing prominence in the policy-making area. Development of rational health policies takes into account efficiency, safety, and cost.
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