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Population Health: Concepts and Methods

T. Kue Young


This book focuses on the key concepts and methods of “population health”, which is the study of the health status and health determinants of populations, and the policy development, research agenda, and resource allocation which flow from it. It discusses ways and means of describing the health of populations and estimating their disease burden, assessing and quantifying health risks, designing research studies, and evaluating interventions. It is multidisciplinary in scope—while firmly based on epidemiology and quantitative science, it introduces and integrates concepts from the social scienc ... More

Keywords: public health, populations, health indicators, interventions

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780195158540
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195158540.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

T. Kue Young, author
Department of Public Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto