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Population Health Added to Special Queries

Zorn M. Population Health Added to Special Queries. NLM Tech Bull. 2014 Sep-Oct;(400):e5.

2014 September 17 [posted]

The NLM PubMed Special Queries page includes a link to a new MEDLINE/PubMed Population Health search.

A definition for population health is “the health outcomes of a group of individuals, including the distribution of such outcomes within the group. The field of population health includes health outcomes, patterns of health determinants, and policies and interventions that link these to differences between groups of people." 1

The Population Health Special Query is a PubMed search of relevant MeSH headings and text words combined strategically to retrieve PubMed citations. MeSH headings were selected with the assistance of members of the Institute of Medicine Board on Population Health and Public Health.

Currently, the pre-formulated search retrieves over 9,000 PubMed citations to English language literature excluding letters. To focus the retrieval more, see I retrieved too many citations. How can I focus my search? in PubMed Help.

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1 Kindig D, Stoddart G. What is population health? Am J Public Health. 2003 Mar;93(3):380-3. PubMed PMID: 12604476.

By Marcia Zorn
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