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Targeting in a population health approach.
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PMID:  22998300     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
OBJECTIVES: This study explores the limitations of the individual approach to public health, and the success and limitations of the population approach.
METHODS: A theoretical approach with examples from general and oral health will be used.
RESULTS: However although the population approach can reduce the mean prevalence of a condition within the population it can also increase health disparities. Some groups gain disproportionally more from a population intervention and vulnerable population groups disproportionally less leading to an unjust situation. These disparities are the result of social circumstances.
CONCLUSIONS: Additional strategies targeted to vulnerable groups are therefore necessary to complement the population approach to reduce such disparities. Examples of strategies which could be used in targeting vulnerable groups will be outlined.
Kaye Roberts-Thomson
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Community dentistry and oral epidemiology     Volume:  40 Suppl 2     ISSN:  1600-0528     ISO Abbreviation:  Community Dent Oral Epidemiol     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0410263     Medline TA:  Community Dent Oral Epidemiol     Country:  Denmark    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  22-7     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
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© 2012 John Wiley & Sons A/S.
Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health (ARCPOH), School of Dentistry, The University of Adelaide, SA, Australia.
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