Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Preventive Medicine (STARS Series) / Edition 1

Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Preventive Medicine (STARS Series) / Edition 1

by Elmore Jekel, David L. Katz
     
 

Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Preventive Medicine combines four essential topics in one text - epidemiology, biostatistics, preventive medicine, and public health. Nowhere else can you find all of these vital subjects covered in a single, reasonably priced source. The Epidemiology section examines epidemiology as the basic science of preventive medicine and public… See more details below

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Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Preventive Medicine combines four essential topics in one text - epidemiology, biostatistics, preventive medicine, and public health. Nowhere else can you find all of these vital subjects covered in a single, reasonably priced source. The Epidemiology section examines epidemiology as the basic science of preventive medicine and public health - with information on human ecology, infectious disease epidemiology, chronic disease epidemiology, and clinical epidemiology. The Biostatistics section starts with clinical biostatistics, presenting methods for evaluating clinical tests and improving clinical decisions. It then covers the major biostatistical concepts and methods used in medical research. Finally, it addresses special topics such as random allocation, sample size determination, use of life table methods, elementary applied probability analysis, decision analysis, and the use of nonparametric tests for ordinal data. The Preventive Medicine and Public Health section examines the options available to physicians and communities for promoting health and preventing disease. After it discusses the roles of local, state, and federal governments in promoting health, it outlines the U.S. health promotion and disease prevention goals for the year 2000. It concludes with a look at the current strengths and weaknesses of the U.S. medical care system and a cost analysis of the economics of prevention.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780721652580
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
06/28/1996
Series:
STARS Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
297
Product dimensions:
8.55(w) x 10.98(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Epidemiologic Approaches, Contributions, and Issues3
Ch. 2Epidemiologic Data Sources and Measurements17
Ch. 3Epidemiologic Surveillance and Outbreak Investigation36
Ch. 4The Study of Causation in Epidemiologic Investigation and Research54
Ch. 5Common Research Designs Used in Epidemiology65
Ch. 6Assessment of Risk in Epidemiologic Studies74
Ch. 7Understanding and Reducing Errors in Clinical Medicine85
Ch. 8Improving Decisions in Clinical Medicine98
Ch. 9Describing Variation in Data107
Ch. 10Statistical Inference and Hypothesis Testing123
Ch. 11Bivariate Analysis138
Ch. 12Sample Size, Randomization, and Probability Theory159
Ch. 13Multivariable Analysis172
Ch. 14Introduction to Preventive Medicine183
Ch. 15Methods of Primary Prevention: Health Promotion190
Ch. 16Methods of Primary Prevention: Specific Protection203
Ch. 17Methods of Secondary Prevention214
Ch. 18Methods of Tertiary Prevention225
Ch. 19Special Topics in Prevention233
Ch. 20Public Health Responsibilities and Goals249
Ch. 21Medical Care Policy and Financing260
Appendix276
Index287

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