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Bridging the evidence gap in obesity prevention : a framework to inform decision making / Committee on an Evidence Framework for Obesity Prevention Decision Making, Food and Nutrition Board ; Shiriki K. Kumanyika, Lynn Parker, and Leslie J. Sim, editors.

p. ; cm.

ISBN 978-0-309-14989-1 (pbk.)—ISBN 978-0-309-14990-7 (pdf)

1. Obesity—Prevention. 2. Evidence-based medicine. 3. Outcome assessment (Medical care) I. Kumanyika, Shiriki Kinika, 1945- II. Parker, Lynn. III. Sim, Leslie J. IV. Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on an Evidence Framework for Obesity Prevention Decision Making. V. Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Food and Nutrition Board.

[DNLM: 1. Obesity—prevention & control. 2. Decision Making, Organizational. 3. Outcome and Process Assessment (Health Care) 4. Program Evaluation. WD 210 B851 2010]

RA645.O23B75 2010

362.196′398—dc22

2010023392

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