Primer of Epidemiology

Primer of Epidemiology

by Gary D. Friedman

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Primer of Epidemiology by Gary D. Friedman

"Medical students, as well as students of public health, nursing, and other health professions will find this book highly valuable. The author is a well-known, highly respected physician and epidemiologist....This is an easy to read and widely used basic epidemiology textbook. It explains epidemiologic and related statistical concepts in clear and simple terms. A moderately priced book, it is a good value for students and professionals."--Doody's Review Service

A concise introduction to epidemiology. Covers all the basics: methods of study, how to conduct a study, and multivariate analysis. Features updated case studies, which make the critical link between epidemiology, clinical research, and patient care.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780070224346
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 01/01/1980
Edition description: 2d ed
Pages: 288

About the Author

Consulting Professor

Department of Health Research and Policy

Stanford University School of Medicine

Table of Contents



Preface to the First Edition

Chapter 1. Introduction to Epidemiology

Chapter 2. Basic Measurements in Epidemiology

Chapter 3. Observations Used in Epidemiology

Chapter 4. Basic Methods of Study

Chapter 5. Descriptive Studies

Chapter 6. Cross-sectional Studies

Chapter 7. Case-Control Studies

Chapter 8. Cohort Studies

Chapter 9. Experimental Studies

Chapter 10. Clinical Studies of Disease Outcome

Chapter 11. Making Sense Out of Statistical Associations

Chapter 12. Introduction to Multivariate Analysis

Chapter 13. How to Carry Out a Study

Chapter 14. Epidemiology and Patient Care

Chapter 15. Epidemiology, Medical Care, and the Health of the Community

Chapter 16. Genetic Epidemiology

Chapter 17. Quick Review

Chapter 18. Answers to Problems


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