Epidemiology: with STUDENT CONSULT Online Access / Edition 4

Epidemiology: with STUDENT CONSULT Online Access / Edition 4

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by Leon Gordis
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1416040021

ISBN-13: 9781416040026

Pub. Date: 05/28/2008

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781416040026
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
05/28/2008
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
348,448
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.60(d)

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Table of Contents

Section IThe Epidemiologic Approach to Disease and Intervention1
Chapter 1Introduction3
Chapter 2The Dynamics of Disease Transmission15
Chapter 3Measuring the Occurrence of Disease: I. Morbidity32
Chapter 4Measuring the Occurrence of Disease: II. Mortality48
Chapter 5Assessing the Validity and Reliability of Diagnostic and Screening Tests71
Chapter 6The Natural History of Disease: Ways of Expressing Prognosis95
Chapter 7Assessing the Efficacy of Preventive and Therapeutic Measures: Randomized Trials115
Chapter 8Randomized Trials: Some Further Issues130
Section IIUsing Epidemiology to Identify the Cause of Disease147
Chapter 9Cohort Studies149
Chapter 10Case-Control and Cross-Sectional Studies159
Chapter 11Estimating Risk: Is There an Association?177
Chapter 12More on Risk: Estimating the Potential for Prevention191
Chapter 13A Pause for Review: Comparing Cohort and Case-Control Studies199
Chapter 14From Association to Causation: Deriving Inferences from Epidemiologic Studies203
Chapter 15More on Causal Inferences: Bias, Confounding, and Interaction224
Chapter 16Identifying the Roles of Genetic and Environmental Factors in Disease Causation240
Section IIIApplying Epidemiology to Evaluation and Policy263
Chapter 17Using Epidemiology to Evaluate Health Services265
Chapter 18The Epidemiologic Approach to the Evaluation of Screening Programs281
Chapter 19Epidemiology and Public Policy301
Chapter 20Ethical and Professional Issues in Epidemiology314
Answers to Review Questions325
Index327

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Epidemiology 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
No Graphs Or Pics Available. Can't Enlarge pages Or Tables, Needs An Addition Code And to View Viewing Is Online Only. Better Off Purchasing The Actual Book An Avoid All The Headaches
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like the textbook a lot, it explains the concepts clearly; but, a lot of the images are taken out of the electronic version due to copyright issues. I think that for the most part they are not essential, but it's hard for me to be sure.
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This book is written well, and makes learning Epi concepts very easy!!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
one of the clearest textbooks on basic epidemiology written.... very logical and easy to follow and understand