Healthcare public health is concerned with the application of population sciences to the design, organisation, and delivery of healthcare services, with the ultimate aim of improving population health. This book provides an introduction to the methods and subject matter of healthcare public health, bringing together coverage of all the key areas in a single volume.
Topics include healthcare needs assessment; access to healthcare; knowledge management; ethical issues; involving patients and the public; population screening; health promotion and disease prevention; new service model; programme budgeting and preparing a business case; evaluation and outcomes; patient safety, and implementation and improvement sciences; and healthcare in remote and resource-poor regions.
Drawing on international as well as national perspectives, this volume will be relevant wherever healthcare is delivered. It will enable students, researchers, academics, practitioners, and policy-makers to contribute to the goals of designing and delivering health services that improve population health, reduce inequalities, and meet the needs of individuals and communities.