Epidemiology: An introduction
Epidemiology: An introduction

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Epidemiology: An introduction

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Epidemiological research can be particularly useful in promoting public health because it provides evidence to enable public health practitioners to identify priorities and explore causal or risk factors. Epidemiology can expand further on the data collected by demographers and develop mortality and morbidity statistics. It can enable us to test the effectiveness of health interventions, both on the population’s health and on health care delivery. But, Abramson warns us, epidemiological information, like most other types of information ‘should never be accepted with undue haste or blind trust’.

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