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A framework for public health action: the health impact pyramid.
  • T. Frieden
  • Medicine
  • American journal of public health
  • 18 February 2010
A 5-tier pyramid best describes the impact of different types of public health interventions and provides a framework to improve health. At the base of this pyramid, indicating interventions with theExpand
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Ounces of prevention--the public policy case for taxes on sugared beverages.
Kelly Brownell and Thomas Frieden discuss recently proposed large taxes on sugared beverages. The size of the taxes, their potential for generating revenue and reducing consumption, and vigorousExpand
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The emergence of drug-resistant tuberculosis in New York City.
BACKGROUND In the past decade the incidence of tuberculosis has increased nationwide and more than doubled in New York City, where there have been recent nosocomial outbreaks of multidrug-resistantExpand
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The "Million Hearts" initiative--preventing heart attacks and strokes.
Each year, more than 2 million Americans have a heart attack or stroke, and more than 800,000 of them die; cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States and the largestExpand
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Tuberculosis in New York City--turning the tide.
BACKGROUND From 1978 through 1992, the number of patients with tuberculosis in New York City nearly tripled, and the proportion of such patients who had drug-resistant isolates of MycobacteriumExpand
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Evidence for Health Decision Making — Beyond Randomized, Controlled Trials: The Changing Face of Clinical Trials
  • T. Frieden
  • Medicine
  • The New England journal of medicine
  • 2 August 2017
Randomized, controlled trials are key in advancing medical understanding, but some questions are not amenable to this approach. This review explores the usefulness of other forms of medical evidence.
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Traumatic Brain Injury In the United States: Epidemiology and Rehabilitation
The inclusion of individuals, programs, or organizations in this report does not constitute endorsement by the Federal government of the United States or the Department of Health and Human ServicesExpand
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Emergence of vancomycin-resistant enterococci in New York City
Enterococci, a common cause of nosocomial infection, are intrinsically resistant to most antimicrobials and readily acquire additional resistance. Vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) have causedExpand
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A multi-institutional outbreak of highly drug-resistant tuberculosis: epidemiology and clinical outcomes.
OBJECTIVE To investigate a multi-institutional outbreak of highly resistant tuberculosis and evaluate patient outcome. DESIGN Epidemiologic investigation of every tuberculosis case reported in NewExpand
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Current cigarette smoking among adults - United States, 2011.
Tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of death and disease in the United States. According to the 2010 U.S. Surgeon General's report, approximately 443,000 U.S. adults die fromExpand
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