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How do the public and world health organisations make use of health statistics?
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Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Evaluate & Monitor
The underpinning of public health is the application of interventions to reduce the burden of disease.
Health statistics provide a baseline measure from which the efficacy of an intervention can be ascertained. For example, enumerating the prevalence of malaria before and after the use of mosquito nets demonstrates their efficacy. The same is true for vaccines, treatments and rehabilitation.

In brief: Evaluate & Monitor
The underpinning of public health is the application of interventions to reduce the burden of disease.
Health statistics provide a baseline measure from which the efficacy of an intervention can be ascertained. For example, enumerating the prevalence of malaria before and after the use of mosquito nets demonstrates their efficacy. The same is true for vaccines, treatments and rehabilitation.
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
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