Primer of Epidemiology / Edition 4

Primer of Epidemiology / Edition 4

by Gary D. Friedman
     
 

� ... Provides rich examples of epidemiologic studies that not only teach and engage the reader but also provide an appreciation for the history, successes, and pitfalls of epidemiologic studies.�
The Permanente Journal on the Fourth Edition

Written for physicians, medical students, and other health care professionals, this concise, often-cited

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� ... Provides rich examples of epidemiologic studies that not only teach and engage the reader but also provide an appreciation for the history, successes, and pitfalls of epidemiologic studies.�
The Permanente Journal on the Fourth Edition

Written for physicians, medical students, and other health care professionals, this concise, often-cited text explains epidemiologic concepts clearly and simply, illustrating them with clinically relevant case studies. It bridges the gap between clinicians and epidemiologists, showing the relationship between individual patients and the groups to which they belong, in epidemiologists' eyes.

You'll also find examination of the relevance of epidemiology to the study of socially and politically important issues, such as changing health care systems and environmental hazards.

Features of the Fifth Edition
*Relates epidemiology to clinical research and patient care
*Provides review questions in every chapter and updates illustrative studies
*Contains a new chapter on molecular and genetic epidemiology
*Explains all major types of studies, including descriptive, analytic, cohort, case-control, and experimental
*Contains lucid and highly praised explanations of the commonly used methods of multivariate analysis
*Simplifies statistical interpretation
*Covers the relationship between epidemiology, medical care, and the health of the community
*Offers widely praised, practical guidance on �How to Carry Out a Study�
*Gives you a �Quick Review� chapter, summarizing the book

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780070224544
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
03/01/1994
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
366
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.93(h) x 0.56(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
Preface to the First Edition
1Introduction to Epidemiology1
2Basic Measurements in Epidemiology9
3Observations Used in Epidemiology29
4Basic Methods of Study54
5Descriptive Studies64
6Cross-sectional Studies96
7Case-Control Studies110
8Cohort Studies136
9Experimental Studies157
10Clinical Studies of Disease Outcome179
11Making Sense Out of Statistical Associations194
12Introduction to Multivariate Analysis225
13How to Carry Out a Study248
14Epidemiology and Patient Care268
15Epidemiology, Medical Care, and the Health of the Community285
16Quick Review310
17Answers to Problems329
Index351

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