Departmental Papers (SPP)

Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

November 2006


This chapter addresses past successes and challenges and then elaborates on the potential for further advances in three areas that bridge emergency medicine and the broader public health and health services research agenda: (1) monitoring health care access; (2) surveillance of diseases, injuries, and health risks; and (3) delivering clinical preventive services. This article also suggests ways to advance policy-relevant research on systems of health and social welfare that impact the health of the public.


Postprint version. Published in Emergency Medical Clinics of North America, Volume 24, Issue 4, November 2006, pages 1053-73.
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emergency medicine, population surveillance, public health



Date Posted: 24 March 2008

This document has been peer reviewed.