Monitoring global health

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7484.195 (Published 20 January 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:195

Problems are primarily national

  1. Osman David Mansoor, public health physician (oz@phc.org.nz),
  2. Nick Wilson, senior lecturer
  1. Public Health Consulting, 4/14 College Street, Wellington, New Zealand
  2. Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, POBox 7343, Wellington South 6005, New Zealand

    EDITOR—Murray et al urge for improved global reporting of health data.1 They also highlight the difficulty of showing national decision makers that good health data can strongly support decision making. Why is this?

    A reason may be that data are always subject to interpretation. The article by Murray et al is a …

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