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Running head: PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUE 1 Public health Issue Tiffany Capella HSMB301 Assignment 1
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PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUE 2 Public health Issue Evidence-based practice in public health refers to a type of practice in which the process of decision-making is anchored on scientific evidence. Traditional forms of practice base their decisions on intuition or other unproven knowledge. The primary objective of evidence-based practice is to get rid of obsolete practices and replace them with effective methods which base their decision making on solidly grounded scientific research and evidence. The article by So (2016) describes how physicians utilize evidence-based practice to execute their duties effectively. The article adopts the PERI approach, whereby the author explains the problem, etiology, recommendations, and implementation. Problem (Cancer Burden) According to the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), more than 14 million new cases of cancer were reported in 2012 while 8.2 million people died from the disease globally (WHO, 2012). It is estimated that the number of new cases reported yearly will increase to 21.6 million, while the number of deaths will rise to 13 million by 2030 (American Cancer Society, 2015). While some countries have higher incidences of cancer patients than
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