Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Preventive Medicine: With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access / Edition 3

Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Preventive Medicine: With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access / Edition 3

by James F. Jekel, Joann G. Elmore
     
 

Succinct yet thorough, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Preventive Medicine, 3rd Edition brings you today's best knowledge on epidemiology, biostatistics, preventive medicine, and public health-in one convenient source. You'll find the latest on healthcare policy and financing · infectious diseases · chronic disease · and disease prevention

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Succinct yet thorough, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Preventive Medicine, 3rd Edition brings you today's best knowledge on epidemiology, biostatistics, preventive medicine, and public health-in one convenient source. You'll find the latest on healthcare policy and financing · infectious diseases · chronic disease · and disease prevention technology. This text also serves as an outstanding resource for preparing for the USMLE, and the American Board of Preventive Medicine recommends it as a top review source for its core specialty examination.

• Discusses the financial concerns and the use and limitations of screening in the prevention of symptomatic disease.
• Emphasizes the application of epidemiologic and biostatistical concepts to everyday clinical problem solving and decision making.
• Showcases important concepts and calculations inside quick-reference boxes.
• Presents abundant illustrations and well-organized tables to clarify and summarize complex concepts.
• Includes 350 USMLE-style questions and answers, complete with detailed explanations about why various choices are correct or incorrect.

• Includes the latest information on Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) · SARS · avian form of H5N1 influenza · the obesity epidemic · and more.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781416034964
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
05/21/2007
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

EPIDEMIOLOGY

Basic Epidemiologic Concepts and Principles

Epidemiologic Data Sources and Measurements

Epidemiologic Surveillance and Outbreak Investigation

The Study of Causation in Epidemiologic Investigation and Research

Common Research Designs Used in Epidemiology

Assessment of Risk and Benefit in Epidemiologic Studies

Understanding Errors in Clinical Medicine

Improving Decisions in Clinical Medicine

BIOSTATISTICS

Describing Variation in Data

Statistical Inference and Hypothesis Testing

Bivariate Analysis

Sample Size, Randomization, and Probability Theory

Multivariable Analysis

PREVENTIVE MEDICINE AND PUBLIC HEALTH

Introduction to Preventive Medicine

Methods of Primary Prevention: Health Promotion

Methods of Primary Prevention: Specific Protection

Methods of Secondary Prevention

Methods of Tertiary Prevention

The Public Health System: Structure and Function

Medical Care Organization, Policy, and Financing

Comprehensive Examination

Epidemiologic and Medical Glossary

APPENDIX

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