Lege Artis Medicinae

[Actual problems in public health service]

SOMOSI György1

JULY 31, 1991

Lege Artis Medicinae - 1991;1(13)

[In the period of 1980–1989 the most important data of public health in Hungary are summarized. In the field of infectious diseases further imporovement can be expected from the new vactinations. Decreasing the number of food poisoning, occupational diseases and accidents demands complex hygienic work. Prevention of nosocomial infections attitude requires the improvement of objective conditions as well as the attitude of the staff. The author deals with the environmental effects influencing public health. The possibilities for preventing environmental injury is also described. The role of the survaillance method in the investigation of public health is emphasised and suggestions are given to improve the work in this field. The author lays stress on the cooperation between public health institutions interested in prevention and institutions of other concern; epidemiological examinations; spreading of the survaillance method; increasing the effectiveness of the local control system; developing the instrumentation of laboratories; improving hygienic knowledge. ]

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  1. fővárosi tisztiorvos Állami Népegészségügyi és Tisztiorvosi Szolgálat Fővárosi Intézete

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