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Health Impact Assessment

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 13 January 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:151
  1. Anna García-Altés, senior researcher (
  1. Agència de Salut Pública de Barcelona, Spain

    Those of us working in the healthcare sector sometimes tend to forget the big picture. When thinking about what influences health we usually think of health related services and individual choices and lifestyles. Although these are important, other issues have more influence on the health of individuals and communities, such as education, employment and working conditions, sanitation, housing, and income.

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    Eds John Kemm, Jayne Parry, Stephen Palmer

    Oxford University Press, £34.50, pp 450 ISBN 0 19 852629 6

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    Health impact assessment is an emerging tool in the field of public health, the …

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