Epidemiology, Updated Edition: With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access / Edition 3

Epidemiology, Updated Edition: With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access / Edition 3

by Leon Gordis
     
 

This popular book applies the author's many years of clinical and teaching experience to make the principles and methods of epidemiology easy to understand and enjoyable to read about. A clear, concise writing style and just the right dose of humor explain the role of epidemiology in measuring disease in a community, estimating risks, and influencing public policy

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This popular book applies the author's many years of clinical and teaching experience to make the principles and methods of epidemiology easy to understand and enjoyable to read about. A clear, concise writing style and just the right dose of humor explain the role of epidemiology in measuring disease in a community, estimating risks, and influencing public policy and ethical concerns. Line diagrams, cartoons, and review questions with answers reinforce the text.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781416025306
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
12/20/2004
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
335
Product dimensions:
7.44(w) x 10.06(h) x 0.58(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

ANSWERS TO REVIEW QUESTIONS

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