Population Health: Concepts and Methods


Population health encompasses traditional public health and preventive medicine but emphasises the full range of health determinants affecting the entire population rather than only ill or high-risk individuals. The population health approach integrates the social and biological, the quantitative and qualitative, recognising the importance of social and cultural factors in practice and research. Incorporates many new topics that reflect changes in contemporary public health concerns and our response to them; as well as shifts in research directionsNew or expanded discussions of confidence intervals for commonly used rates, the impact of population aging on mortality trends, health survey questionnaires, summary measures of population health, the new International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health, migrant studies, race and ethnicity, psychoneuroendocrine pathways, social epidemiology, risk perception, communicating the SARS epidemic, ecologic studies, the odds radio, paticipatory research, suicide, evidence-based community interventions, evaluation methods and health economics, the Cochrane Collaboration, and systemic reviewsContents:IntroductionMeasuring Health and Disease in Populations (I)Measuring Health and Disease in Populations (II)Modeling Determinants of Population HealthAssessing Health Risks in PopulationsDesigning Population Health StudiesPlanning Population Health InterventionsEvaluation of Health Programs for PopulationsImproving Health of PopulationsIndex

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 2005
  • 2nd


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