Modelling prevention strategies in public health


  • Giuseppe Schinaia Università di Roma “La Sapienza”
  • Valentino Parisi Università degli Studi di Cassino e del Lazio Meridionale, Cassino



Mathematical Modelling, Health Prevention Measures, Cost Analysis


Various schemes of prevention measures in public health are developed and analyzed on the basis of a general mathematical model. Features related to cost issues, including primary and secondary prevention interventions, differential survival experiences and communicable diseases are in turn used to show the potentialities of the theoretical framework. Statistical estimation procedures are briefly discussed and a numerical application is presented with reference to Italian cancer data.


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How to Cite

Schinaia, G., & Parisi, V. (2014). Modelling prevention strategies in public health. Statistica, 74(4), 403–416.