Epidemiology / Edition 3

Epidemiology / Edition 3

by Leon Gordis
     
 

ISBN-10: 0721603262

ISBN-13: 9780721603261

Pub. Date: 05/19/2004

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…  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:
9780721603261
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
05/19/2004
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
7.24(w) x 9.88(h) x 0.55(d)

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Table of Contents

Section I: The Epidemiologic Approach to Disease and Intervention

1. Introduction

2. The Dynamics of Disease Transmission

3. Measuring the Occurrence of Disease

4. Assessing the Validity and Reliability of Diagnostic and Screening Tests

5. The Natural History of Disease: Ways of Expressing Prognosis

6. Assessing the Efficacy of Preventive and Therapeutic Measures: Randomized Trials

7. Randomized Trials: Some Further Issues

Section II: Using Epidemiology to Identify the Cause of Disease

8. Cohort Studies

9. Case-Control and Cross-Sectional Studies

10. Estimating Risk: Is There an Association?

11. More on Risk: Estimating the Potential for Prevention

12. A Pause for Review: Comparing Cohort and Case-Control Studies

13. From Association to Causation: Deriving Inferences from Epidemiologic Studies

14. More on Causal Inferences: Bias, Confounding, and Interaction

15. Identifying the Roles of Genetic and Environmental Factors in Disease Causation

Section III: Applying Epidemiology to Evaluation and Policy

16. Using Epidemiology to Evaluate Health Services

17. The Epidemiologic Approach to Evaluation of Screening Programs

18. Epidemiology and Public Policy

19. Ethical and Professional Issues in Epidemiology

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INDEX

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