Epidemiology for the Uninitiated

Epidemiology for the Uninitiated

by Geoffrey Rose, D. J. Barker, David Coggon
     
 
This highly successful guide, now in its fifth edition with sales in excess of 26 000, is essential reading for all those requiring a basic understanding of epidemiology-the study of how often and why diseases occur in different groups of people. Assuming no prior knowledge of the subject, it guides the novice through both the theory and practical pitfalls with the

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This highly successful guide, now in its fifth edition with sales in excess of 26 000, is essential reading for all those requiring a basic understanding of epidemiology-the study of how often and why diseases occur in different groups of people. Assuming no prior knowledge of the subject, it guides the novice through both the theory and practical pitfalls with the aid of familiar examples. Subjects covered include: What is epidemiology? Quantifying disease in populations, Comparing disease rates, Measurement error and bias, Planning and conducting a survey, Ecological, longitudinal, experimental, case control and cross sectional studies, Screening, Outbreaks of disease, Reading epidemiological reports. This concise and readable book, now revised and updated, is an invaluable tool for all health care professionals and medical students whether they are getting to grips with epidemiology for the first time or as a practical revision aid for those needing to refresh or update their knowledge.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780727901774
Publisher:
British Medical Association
Publication date:
01/01/1979
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
76
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

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