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For the public’s health : the role of measurement in action and accountability / Committee on Public Health Strategies to Improve Health, Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice, Institute of Medicine.

p. ; cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

ISBN 978-0-309-16127-5 (hardcover : alk. paper) — ISBN 978-0-309-16128-2 (pdf : alk. paper)

1. Public health administration—United States. 2. Health status indicators—United States. I. Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on Public Health Strategies to Improve Health.

[DNLM: 1. Public Health Administration—standards—United States. 2. Health Status Indicators—United States. 3. Social Responsibility—United States. WA 540 AA1]

RA445.F657 2011



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