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Gesundheitswesen. 1995 May;57(5):252-7.

["Public health goals"--concepts this side of utopia? Berlin Public Health Research Organization--divided project "Goals and goal indicators for East and West Berlin Public Health"].

[Article in German]

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Robert Koch-Institut, Bundesinstitut für infektiöse und nicht übertragbare Krankheiten, Bereich Tempelhof, Berlin.


Objectives or targets for health have been presented by the World Health Organisation as well as a number of national health administrations. Health objectives are intended as guidelines attracting the commitment of decision makers and health professionals. As a "normative health indicator" a health objective should quantify the desired progress and give the time by which it could be attained. The article discusses general and methodical aspects which are thought to be relevant in identifying and quantifying health objectives for a population.

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