Course: Using Summary Measures of Population Health to Improve Health Systems

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Using Summary Measures of Population Health to Improve Health Systems

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Course

Instructors:

Adnan A. Hyder, Richard H. Morrow, Prasanthi Puvanachandra, and Abdulgafoor Bachani

Originally Offered:

Spring 2011

Offered By:

The Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit

Department of International Health

Course Number:

221.620.81



Description:

Explores the conceptual basis and application of summary measures of population health status. Presents approaches to measuring the burden of disease in populations and their use for guiding resource allocation and planning efficient and equitable health care systems. Lectures, discussions, and group exercises focus on composite indicators, exploring social and ethical value choices, and assessing the burden of disease at national level