Epidemiology: with STUDENT CONSULT Online Access / Edition 4

Epidemiology: with STUDENT CONSULT Online Access / Edition 4

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by Leon Gordis
     
 

Dr. Gordis explains epidemiologic principles and methods in an accessible and enjoyable manner, using an approach perfected over his many years of teaching at the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health. Section I: The Epidemiologic Approach to Disease and Intervention demonstrates how the extent and severity of disease are measured in a community. It… See more details below

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Dr. Gordis explains epidemiologic principles and methods in an accessible and enjoyable manner, using an approach perfected over his many years of teaching at the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health. Section I: The Epidemiologic Approach to Disease and Intervention demonstrates how the extent and severity of disease are measured in a community. It explores the natural history of disease...the evaluation of diagnostic and screening tests...and the design and use of randomized prevention and treatment trials. Section II: Using Epidemiology to Identify the Causes of Disease discusses the design of cohort, case-control, and other studies. Next, it shows how these studies are used to estimate the risks of disease, to derive causal inferences, and to assess the roles of environmental and genetic factors. Section III: Applying Epidemiology to Evaluation and Policy addresses the epidemiologic evaluation of health services and screening programs. It closes with a contemporary look at epidemiology's impact on public policy and a discussion of emerging ethical concerns.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781416040026
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
05/28/2008
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.60(d)

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Table of Contents

Sect. I The Epidemiologic Approach to Disease and Intervention

Ch. 1 Introduction 3

Ch. 2 The Dynamics of Disease Transmission 19

Ch. 3 Measuring the Occurrence of Disease: I. Morbidity 37

Ch. 4 Measuring the Occurrence of Disease: II. Mortality 59

Ch. 5 Assessing the Validity and Reliability of Diagnostic and Screening Tests 85

Ch. 6 The Natural History of Disease: Ways of Expressing Prognosis 109

Ch. 7 Assessing the Efficacy of Preventive and Therapeutic Measures: Randomized Trials 131

Ch. 8 Randomized Trials: Some Further Issues 147

Sect. II Using Epidemiology to Identify the Cause of Disease

Ch. 9 Cohort Studies 167

Ch. 10 Case-Control Studies and Other Study Designs 177

Ch. 11 Estimating Risk: Is There an Association? 201

Ch. 12 More on Risk: Estimating the Potential for Prevention 215

Ch. 13 A Pause for Review: Comparing Cohort and Case-Control Studies 223

Ch. 14 From Association to Causation: Deriving Inferences from Epidemiologic Studies 227

Ch. 15 More on Causal Inferences: Bias, Confounding, and Interaction 247

Ch. 16 Identifying the Roles of Genetic and Environmental Factors in Disease Causation 265

Sect. III Applying Epidemiology to Evaluation and Policy

Ch. 17 Using Epidemiology to Evaluate Health Services 293

Ch. 18 The Epidemiologic Approach to Evaluating Screening Programs 311

Ch. 19 Epidemiology and Public Policy 333

Ch. 20 Ethical and Professional Issues in Epidemiology 349

Answers to Review Questions 361

Index 363

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