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Epidemiology

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ISBN13:

9780721683386

ISBN10:
072168338X
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
6/1/2000
Publisher(s):
Elsevier Science Health Science div

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This is the edition with a publication date of 6/1/2000.
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Summary

The 2nd Edition of Epidemiology teaches the basic principles and methods of epidemiology in an understandable and interesting manner. Both the underlying concepts as well as the practical uses of epidemiology in both public health and clinical practice are emphasized. The book is organized into three sections: Section One focuses on the epidemiologic approach to assessing the extent and severity of disease in the community. Section Two deals with using epidemiology to identify the causes of disease. Section Three discusses the use of epidemiology for evaluating health services and screening programs. Many of the diagrams and illustrations have been developed by the author in over 20 years of professional practice.

Author Biography

Leon Gordis, MD, MPH, DrPH: Professor of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; Professor of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland

Table of Contents

SECTION I The Epidemiologic Approach to Disease and Intervention 1(128)
Introduction
3(11)
The Dynamics of Disease Transmission
14(17)
Measuring the Occurrence of Disease
31(32)
Assessing the Validity and Reliability of Diagnostic and Screening Tests
63(19)
The Natural History of Disease: Ways of Expressing Prognosis
82(18)
Assessing the Efficacy of Preventive and Therapeutic Measures: Randomized Trials
100(10)
Randomized Trials: Some Further Issues
110(19)
SECTION II Using Epidemiology to Identify the Cause of Disease 129(112)
Cohort Studies
131(9)
Case-Control and Cross-Sectional Studies
140(18)
Estimating Risk: Is There an Association?
158(14)
More on Risk: Estimating the Potential for Prevention
172(8)
A Pause for Review: Comparing Cohort and Case-Control Studies
180(4)
From Association to Causation: Deriving Inferences from Epidemiologic Studies
184(20)
More on Causal Inferences: Bias, Confounding, and Interaction
204(15)
Identifying the Roles of Genetic and Environmental Factors in Disease Causation
219(22)
SECTION III Applying Epidemiology to Evaluation and Policy 241(57)
Using Epidemiology to Evaluate Health Services
243(15)
The Epidemiologic Approach to Evaluation of Screening Programs
258(19)
Epidemiology and Public Policy
277(12)
Ethical and Professional Issues in Epidemiology
289(9)
Answers to Review Questions 298(2)
Index 300


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