Public health triangulation: approach and application to synthesizing data to understand national and local HIV epidemics

  title={Public health triangulation: approach and application to synthesizing data to understand national and local HIV epidemics},
  author={George Rutherford and Willi McFarland and Hilary Spindler and Karen White and Sadhna V Patel and John Aberle-Grasse and Keith Sabin and Nathan Smith and Stephanie Tach{\'e} and Jesus M Calleja-Garcia and Rand L Stoneburner},
  booktitle={BMC public health},
BACKGROUND Public health triangulation is a process for reviewing, synthesising and interpreting secondary data from multiple sources that bear on the same question to make public health decisions. It can be used to understand the dynamics of HIV transmission and to measure the impact of public health programs. While traditional intervention research and meta-analysis would be ideal sources of information for public health decision making, they are infrequently available, and often decisions… CONTINUE READING

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