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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Assessment of performance measures in public health, substance abuse, and mental health / Edward B. Perrin and Jeffrey J. Koshel, editors ; Panel on Performance Measures and Data for Public Health Performance Partnership Grants, Committee on National Statistics, Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council.

p. cm.

Includes bibliographical references (p.).

ISBN 0-309-05796-5 (pbk.)

1. Public health—Evaluation. 2. Public health—United States—Evaluation. I. Perrin, Edward. II. Koshel, Jeffrey. III. National Research Council (U.S.). Panel on Performance Measures and Data for Public Health Performance Partnership Grants.

RA427.A75 1997

362.1'0973—dc21

97-4915

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