The current discussion focuses on criticism as a positive force for improving epidemiologic practice through periodic reexamination of the basic approach to the discipline and the strategy for meeting the future educational needs of students and practicing epidemiologists.
The types of epidemiologic research conducted and the settings within which the research will be conducted are also discussed.
Epidemiology can be expected to play a major role in new areas of research that are created by changes in the medical care system and the development of large data systems associated with these approaches to health care delivery.
This paper also discusses the growing threat to data access, the problems of communicating epidemiologic research findings to the public through the media, and the expanding interface between epidemiologic research and the legal system.
The role of epidemiologic organizations in helping to shape the discipline's response to these issues and the opportunities these issues or problems present for improving epidemiologic research are also discussed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Epidémiologie, Accès information, Perspective, Futurologie, Evaluation, Etude critique, Médecin, Formation professionnelle, Enseignement supérieur, Etudiant, Base donnée, Information public, Education santé, Pratique professionnelle, Recherche scientifique, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Epidémiologiste
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Epidemiology, Information access, Perspective, Futurology, Evaluation, Critical study, Physician, Occupational training, Graduate level education, Student, Database, Public information, Health education, Professional practice, Scientific research, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0039853
Code Inist : 002B30A01C. Création : 17/04/1998.