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Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue Za Zhi. 2012 Oct;33(10):1083-5.

[Commentary on "group and organization: a dimension of collaboration of anthropology and epidemiology" by Song LM and Wang N].

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  • 1Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, School of Basic Medicine, Peking Union Medical College Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing 100005, China.


Epidemiology, as the study of occurrence and distribution of diseases or health events in specified populations and the application of the study to control health problems, is not just a method to study determinants of diseases at individual level through analysis of mass data based on individuals. To achieve the aims on the control of health problems in specified populations, Epidemiology should be public health-oriented to reduce incidence, prevalence and mortality, and should include study on determinants at the population level. Interdisplinarity and systems science will facilitate the breakthrough in improving health of the populations.

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