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Background The aim of the study was to investigate the management of patients with tuberculosis (TB) in terms of their utilization of health service resources. Methods An analysis of patient records was carried out in an NHS Trust in East London, United Kingdom, serving a socio‐economically...
There is a well‐known quotation by the nineteenth‐century sociologist Virchow (quoted in Ref. 1) that aptly captures the dilemma that has confronted public health medicine since the specialty was created as a discrete entity in 1848. Virchow said: ‘Medicine is politics and social medicine...
This paper describes experiences of implementing guidance from the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) in the East Riding and Hull Health Authority area. Attempts have been made to integrate NICE guidance with the decision‐making, service planning and monitoring processes but...
Background Operation rates for common surgical procedures are known to vary widely both between areas within the same country and between countries. However, no studies in the United Kingdom have yet examined the variation in the use of important groups of surgical procedures among primary care...
Background Non‐fatal injury is an important public health problem but is thought to be difficult to quantify. This study aimed to estimate the extent of disability attributable to injury in the working age population, and its impact on quality of life, as well as identifying factors associated...
Background The examination for Part II of the Membership of the Faculty of Public Health Medicine (MFPHM) has been held since 1974. Candidates and examiners have hypothesized a number of factors as likely to increase the chances of success in the exam. This study formally investigates factors...
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