What Is Population Health?

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

This article defines population health as the health outcomes of a group of individuals, including the distribution of such outcomes within the group. Population health includes health outcomes, patterns of health determinants, and policies and interventions that link these two. Attention to social and environmental, as well as medical, determinants of health is essential. The population health lens can be used at the individual, practice, institutional, and community levels. The need for primary care to engage in population health stems from the importance of social and environmental factors, the nature of primary care, and contextual changes.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Silberberg, M; Martinez-Bianchi, V; Lyn, MJ

Published Date

  • December 2019

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 46 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 475 - 484

PubMed ID

  • 31655744

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-299X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.pop.2019.07.001


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States