Commentary: Best Practice for What?

Routine collection, analysis, publication, and interpretation of health data is a key part of public health surveillance (Brookmeyer and Stroup 2004), and the foundation for timely and effective public health interventions. With the emergence of a substantial literature documenting social inequalities in health across a wide range of diseases and environments, and national and international ethical concerns about potential health inequities (WHO Commission on Social Determinants of Health 2008), there is a pressing need to extend monitoring and surveillance systems to health inequalities.

Author(s): Sam Harper and Nicholas B. King

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Volume 91, Issue 1 (pages 205–209)
DOI: 10.1111/milq.12009
Published in 2013