Key Features

  • Gain a solid foundation of basic epidemiologic principles as well as practical applications in public health and clinical practice.
  • Visualize concepts vividly through abundant full-color figures, graphs, and charts.
  • Check your understanding of essential information with 320 multiple-choice epidemiology self-assessment questions (120 inside the book plus 200 more online).
  • Access the complete contents online at Student Consult, including over 200 additional multiple-choice epidemiology self-assessment questions not found in the book, with answers to all questions as well as full rationales explaining why every answer is correct or incorrect.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

SECTION I

The Epidemiologic Approach to Disease and Intervention

CHAPTER 1

Introduction

CHAPTER 2

The Dynamics of Disease Transmission

CHAPTER 3

The Occurrence of Disease: I. Disease Surveillance and Measures of Morbidity

CHAPTER 4

The Occurrence of Disease: II. Mortality and Other Measures of Disease Impact

CHAPTER 5

Assessing the Validity and Reliability of Diagnostic and Screening Tests

CHAPTER 6

The Natural History of Disease: Ways of Expressing Prognosis

CHAPTER 7

Assessing Preventive and Therapeutic Measures: Randomized Trials

CHAPTER 8

Randomized Trials: Some Further Issues

SECTION II

Using Epidemiology to Identify the Causes of Disease

CHAPTER 9

Cohort Studies

CHAPTER 10

Case-Control Studies and Other Study Designs

CHAPTER 11

Estimating Risk: Is There an Association?

CHAPTER 12

More on Risk: Estimating the Potential for Prevention

CHAPTER 13

A Pause for Review: Comparing Cohort and Case-Control Studies

CHAPTER 14

From Association to Causation: Deriving Inferences from Epidemiologic Studies

CHAPTER 15

More on Causal Inferences: Bias, Confounding, and Interaction

CHAPTER 16

Identifying the Roles of Genetic and Environmental Factors in Disease Causation

SECTION III

Applying Epidemiology to Evaluation and Policy

CHAPTER 17

Using Epidemiology to Evaluate Health Services

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Details

No. of pages:
416
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2014
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders
Electronic ISBN:
9781455742516
Electronic ISBN:
9780323313162
Electronic ISBN:
9780323313148
Electronic ISBN:
9780323241243
Print ISBN:
9781455737338

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