What do we need for robust, quantitative health impact assessment?

@article{Mindell2001WhatDW,
  title={What do we need for robust, quantitative health impact assessment?},
  author={Jennifer S. Mindell and Alan Hansell and Dan Morrison and Mbuyiselo Douglas and M. Tanakat Joffe},
  journal={Journal of public health medicine},
  year={2001},
  volume={23 3},
  pages={173-8}
}
Health impact assessment (HIA) aims to make the health consequences of decisions explicit. Decision-makers need to know that the conclusions of HIA are robust. Quantified estimates of potential health impacts may be more influential but there are a number of concerns. First, not everything that can be quantified is important. Second, not everything that is being quantified at present should be, if this cannot be done robustly. Finally, not everything that is important can be quantified… CONTINUE READING

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