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What's Involved in Evaluating Health Outcome Data?

If people in the community are coming into contact with chemicals from the site under investigation in a way that could cause them to become ill, the public health assessment team might decide that a health outcome data evaluation could be useful in helping make decisions about follow-up health actions.

A health assessor may use the following steps in conducting a health outcome data evaluation.

Step 1 .

Identify and obtain relevant, existing health outcome data

Step 2.

Characterize the limitations of health outcome data

Step 3.

Evaluate health outcome data

Step 4.

Present results of the evaluation

Community Perspective

What should community members know about health outcome data?

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spacer Last updated: May 30, 2007 bullet ATSDR EPH Training Coordinator

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