public health medicine


Health Economics

  • (written as Public Health Medicine)
    The practice of disease prevention and health promotion through the use of collective agencies and actions (for example, population vaccination, safety at work, health education, water purification). Virtually the same as social medicine.


  • noun the branch of medicine concerned with health and disease in populations, with the responsibilities of monitoring health, identification of health needs, development of policies which promote health and evaluation of health services