[Measures of impact in epidemiology].
Service de médecine des collectivités, Institut de Médecine Tropicale du Service de Santé des Armées, Marseille, France.Médecine tropicale: revue du Corps de santé colonial 02/2004; 64(1):71-4.
After establishing a link between an exposure factor and occurrence of a disease, it is necessary to measure the impact on public health. The etiologic fraction, preventable fraction, and number of cases avoided can be used to measure such impact. The purpose of this article is to present the calculation and interpretation of these indicators using an example taken from the journal of Médecine Tropicale.
Data provided are for informational purposes only. Although carefully collected, accuracy cannot be guaranteed. The impact factor represents a rough estimation of the journal's impact factor and does not reflect the actual current impact factor. Publisher conditions are provided by RoMEO. Differing provisions from the publisher's actual policy or licence agreement may be applicable.