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Population Health Search Strategy

The Population Health Special Query is a PubMed search of relevant MeSH headings and other text words combined by NLM staff to retrieve citations about health outcomes of a group of individuals, including the distribution of such outcomes within the group. MeSH headings were selected with the assistance of members of the National Academy of Medicine Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice staff and a member of the National Academy of Medicine Roundtable on Population Health Improvement.

(population health[tiab] AND

("public health"[MeSH Major Topic] OR

"public health administration"[MeSH Terms] OR

"public health/education"[Mesh Terms] OR

"public health practice"[MeSH Terms] OR

"public policy"[MeSH Terms]))

OR

(population[tiab] AND

"health care quality, access, and evaluation"[MeSH Major Topic] AND

"demography"[MeSH Major Topic] AND

"health services"[MeSH Major Topic])

OR

("health status indicators"[MeSH Major Topic] AND

"population characteristics"[MeSH Major Topic] AND

"social environment"[MeSH Major Topic])

OR

("health services accessibility"[MeSH Terms] AND

"demography"[MeSH Terms] AND

disparities[tiab])

OR

((population health[tiab] OR

“Built environment" [tiab]) AND

(“Urban health"[mesh] OR

“Urban health" [tiab] OR

“rural health" [mh] OR

“rural health" [tiab] OR

“urban population" [mh] OR

“rural population" [mh] OR

“population density" [mh] OR

“immigrant health" [tiab] OR

“Emigration and Immigration" [Mesh] OR

((livable [tiab] OR

liveable [tiab]) AND

(neighborhoods [tiab]

OR neighborhood [tiab]))))

OR

(population health[tiab] AND

("health care quality, access, and evaluation"[MeSH Terms] OR

"preventive health services"[MeSH Terms] OR

"health planning"[MeSH Terms] OR

"health policy"[MeSH Terms] OR

"demography"[MeSH Terms] OR

"health expenditures"[MeSH Terms] OR

"income"[MeSH Terms] OR

"population dynamics"[MeSH Terms] OR

"social determinants of health"[MeSH Terms] OR

"socioeconomic factors"[MeSH Terms] OR

"population characteristics"[MeSH Terms] OR

"health promotion"[MeSH Terms] OR

"public health/methods"[Mesh Terms]))

OR

(population health[tiab] AND

("community health services"[MeSH Major Topic] OR

"health services"[MeSH Major Topic] OR

"health services research"[MeSH Major Topic] OR

"delivery of health care"[MeSH Major Topic] OR

"health planning"[MeSH Major Topic] OR

"health policy"[MeSH Major Topic] OR

"preventive health services"[MeSH Major Topic] OR

"health care evaluation mechanisms"[MeSH Major Topic] OR

"public health administration"[MeSH Major Topic] OR

"public policy"[MeSH Major Topic] OR

"quality of life"[MeSH Major Topic] OR

"health surveys"[MeSH Major Topic] OR

"public health administration"[MeSH Major Topic] OR

"demography"[MeSH Major Topic] OR

"socioeconomic factors"[MeSH Major Topic] OR

"health behavior"[MeSH Major Topic] OR

"attitude to health"[MeSH Major Topic] OR

"social environment"[MeSH Major Topic] OR

"social welfare"[MeSH Major Topic] OR

"population characteristics"[MeSH Major Topic] OR

"vulnerable populations"[MeSH Major Topic] OR

"residence characteristics"[MeSH Terms] OR

"poverty"[MeSH Major Topic] OR

"healthcare disparities"[MeSH Major Topic]))

OR

(("health status indicators"[MeSH Terms] OR

“health status" [mesh]) AND

"mass screening/methods"[MAJR] AND

"morbidity"[MeSH Major Topic])

OR

("health status indicators"[MeSH Major Topic] AND

"public health practice"[MeSH Major Topic] AND

"outcome assessment (health care)"[MeSH Terms])

OR

((“built environment"[tiab] OR

“housing" [mh]) AND

("public health"[MeSH Major Topic] OR

"population"[MeSH Terms] OR

"population health"[tiab] OR

"population groups"[MeSH Terms] OR

"population groups"[tiab]) AND

 (socioeconomic[tiab] OR

inequality[tiab] OR

inequalities[tiab] OR

disparity[tiab] OR

disparities[tiab] OR

equity[tiab] OR

inequity[tiab] OR

inequities[tiab] OR

policy[tiab] OR

policies[tiab] OR

determinants[tiab]))

OR

((“Built environment" [tiab]

AND

 ("public health"[MeSH Major Topic] OR

"population health"[tiab] OR

"population groups"[MeSH Terms] OR

"population groups"[tiab])

AND

(“food supply" [mesh] OR

“food insecurity" [tiab]) OR

"food desert"[tiab] OR

"food deserts"[tiab] OR

"food environments"[tiab] OR

“food environment" [tiab] OR

"food swamps"[tiab]))

OR

((“Built environment" [tiab] OR

“population health" [tiab])  AND

(“physical activity" [tiab] OR

“exercise" [mesh] OR

"sedentary lifestyle" [mesh]) AND

(“motor activity" [mesh] OR

Walkability [tiab] OR

walkable [tiab] OR

"active transportation"[tiab] OR

"bike share"[tiab]  OR

"active commuting"[tiab] OR

"daily steps"[tiab] OR

((livable [tiab] OR

liveable [tiab]) AND

(neighborhoods [tiab] OR

neighborhood[tiab]))))

AND

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