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Daniel J. Friedman, Edward L. Hunter, and R. Gibson Parrish

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780195149289

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149289.001.0001

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Health Surveys: A Resource to Inform Health Policy and Practice

Health Surveys: A Resource to Inform Health Policy and Practice

(p.119) Chapter 5 Health Surveys: A Resource to Inform Health Policy and Practice
Health Statistics

Jennifer H. Madans

Steven B. Cohen

Oxford University Press

This chapter reviews the various kinds of health surveys that are used to support the development, implementation, and evaluation of health policies and practices, and characterizes each by its strengths and weaknesses. It discusses the current status of health surveys in the United States and addresses some major policy issues that affect how well these surveys meet the needs of the user community. Although the examples used are primarily from the United States, surveys conducted in other countries are similar in design.

Keywords:   health survey, health policy, population health statistics, policy issues

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