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Population Health Metrics

Published/Hosted by BioMed Central. ISSN: 1478-7954.

Population Health Metrics is an Open Access, peer-reviewed, online journal addressing all aspects of measurement of the health of populations. Population Health Metrics will address issues relating to concepts, methods, ethics applications and results in the measurement of the health of populations. This will include areas of health state measurement and valuation, summary measures of level of population health, and inequality in population health, descriptive epidemiology at the population level, burden of disease and injury analysis, disease and risk factor modelling for populations, and comparative assessment of risks to health at population level. The journal aims to provide a platform for researchers in all these areas to share their findings with the global research community. Many traditional epidemiology journals concentrate on causal studies and on quasi-experimental design. Studies reporting on descriptive epidemiology of major diseases, injuries and risk factors, and on the measurement of health at the population level are not well represented in traditional journals. Additionally there are conceptual, ethical and technical issues in the construction and use of summary measures of population health. While there are journals that accept papers in all these areas, they are scattered across a range of disciplines, and there is currently no journal whose primary scope encompasses measurement of population health as outlined above.

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