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Veterinary Epidemiology

Topics are organized by the types of decisions and questions that arise in a clinical practice setting, helping the reader to find the appropriate answers, evaluate the information, and
apply it to the clinical situation.


Published: October 2002

Imprint: Butterworth Heinemann

ISBN: 978-0-7506-7311-2


  • Introduction

    PART 1: Providing Optimal Patient Care and Client Education Using Data
    1. Why "Evidence-Based Care?"
    2. Sources of Epidemiologic Information
    3. Searching and Retrieving Information
    4. Initial Evaluation of Search Results
    5. Making Decisions About Treatment and Prevention
    6. Making Decisions About Diagnostic and Screening Tests
    7. Making Decisions About Prognosis
    8. Making Decisions About Causation and Etiology

    PART 2: Zoonotic Disease Concerns and Considerations
    9. Sources of Information on Zoonoses
    10. North American Zoonoses by Species and Major Organ System Affected

    PART 3: Diseases in Populations
    11. Handling Outbreaks of Disease
    12. Preventing Disease and Promoting Health in Veterinary Patient Populations
    13. Companion Animal Population Health Programs

    PART 4
    14. Basic Statistical Concepts

    Appendix 1: Qualitative Study Evaluation
    Appendix 2: Comparing Two Diagnostic Tests
    Appendix 3: Calculating Test Accuracy and Predictive Values, Another Look


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