Population Health Added to PubMed Special Queries

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 search strategy allows public health or health policy researchers begin a search.  You can refine that search by adding specific topics to narrow the results.  The NLM provides more information on refining the results and what terms are included in the search strategy.

From Abbey, Dana. “News from NN/LM MCR”, September 30, 2014.


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