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Revista Archivo Médico de Camagüey

On-line version ISSN 1025-0255

Abstract

GARCIA PEREZ, Carmen  and  ALFONSO AGUILAR, Pedro. Epidemiological stratification of the risk. AMC [online]. 2013, vol.17, n.6, pp.121-128. ISSN 1025-0255.

Background: aggregate units called stratums originate stratification; these units present similarities and differences among them. In some countries, the stratification of the risk appears as a strategic approach. Since the 90's, the epidemiological approach of the risk as a basis for the taking of decisions has been incorporated to the stratification system. Objective: to offer elements for the planning and application based on the epidemiological stratification of the risk.  Method: a bibliographical analysis was conducted including the search of investigations related to the theme and published guiding documents and conferences. The tool of related articles was used to search in the data bases Medline and PubMed. The term used was epidemiological stratification of the risk. Results: the revised bibliography coincides with the necessity of applying the concepts of epidemiological stratification of the risk in the study of public health events for the taking of decisions. Elements for its planning and application are offered. Conclusions: the final decision about which method and variables to use is presented as a dilemma for the researchers since any of them can be perfectly good for the proposed aims. Once the stratums are made according to the chosen methodology, the conditions to design the strategies of intervention for each of them will be ready.

Keywords : STRATUS CLOUD; RISK FACTORS; RELATIVE RISK (PUBLIC HEALTH); DECISION MAKING; REVIEW LITERATURE AS TEPIC.

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