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Ann Epidemiol. 1996 Mar;6(2):162-7.

Global epidemiology and public health in the 21st century. Applications of new technology.

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Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA. RLAPORTE@VMS.CIS.PITT.EDU


Epidemiology and public health need to change for the upcoming problems of the 21st century and beyond. We outline a four-point approach to produce this change. The first one is to take a systems approach to disease. The second approach discussed is the use of new techniques to "count" disease using capture-recapture. The third represents the application of telecommunications, especially the Internet, to public health. The fourth and final component represents the application, at the local health department level, of a total quality approach, as espoused by Deming, for the prevention of disease.

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