Epidemiology and Public Health Medicine

By

  • Norman Vetter, MD, FFPHM, Reader and Honorary Consultant in Public Health, University of Wales College of Medicine and Bro Taf Health Authority, Cardiff, UK
  • Ian Matthews, MSc, PhD, Reader in Epidemiology, University of Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff, UK

This new, innovative text provides concise coverage of basic epidemiology * critical assessment of published medical evidence * environmental epidemiology * the management, finance, outcome, and evaluation of health care * and more. This unique text also offers the basic epidemiological and critical skills needed for assessment and an extensive collection of self-testing material.
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Book information

  • Published: September 1999
  • Imprint: CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE
  • ISBN: 978-0-443-05704-5


Table of Contents

Section 1 Principles of Epidemiology. Scope of Epidemiology. Measuring Health and Disease. Causation. Cohort Studies. Case Control Studies. Randomised Controlled Trials. Section 2. Measurement. Clinical Diagnosis. Clinical Importance. Treatment Effectiveness. Clinical Risk. Prognosis. Section 3 Assessment of Clinical Evidence. Theory of Critical Appraisal of Medical Evidence. Practical Aspects of Critical Appraisal of Medical Evidence. Section 4 Environmental and Occupational Health. Epidemiology of Environmental and Occupational Health. Environmentally Linked Diseases. Occupationally Linked Diseases. Infectious Disease. Section 5 Application of Epidemiology to Environmental Problems. Investigation of Disease Outbreaks. Environmental Health Surveys. Ionising Radiation. Section 6 Application of Epidemiology to Health Care. The Need for Health Care. Evaluation of Health Care. Measuring Health Care Outcomes. Evaluation of New Technologies. Section 7 Compounds of Health Care. International Health. National Health Service in the UK. Preventive Health Care, Health Promotion and Screening. Primary Health Care. Secondary Health Care. The Move to Community Care. Managing Waiting Lists