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Health performance measurement in the public sector : principles and policies for implementing an information network / Edward B. Perrin, Jane S. Durch, and Susan M. Skillman, 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 0-309-06436-8 (pbk.) 

1. Public health—United States—Information services. 2. Public health—United States—Evaluation—Data processing. I. Perrin, Edward. II. Durch, Jane. III. Skillman, Susan M. IV. National Research Council (U.S.). Panel on Performance Measures and Data for Public Health Performance Partnership Grants. 

RA423.2 .H43 1999

362.1'0973—dc21 99-6159

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