Epidemiology

ISBN-10: 0721603262
ISBN-13: 9780721603261
Edition: 3rd 2004 (Revised)
Authors: Leon Gordis
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Description: Dr. Gordis explains epidemiologic principles and methods in an accessible and enjoyable manner, using an approach perfected over his many years of teaching at the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health. Section I: The Epidemiologic  More...

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Book details

List price: $39.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 5/14/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Dr. Gordis explains epidemiologic principles and methods in an accessible and enjoyable manner, using an approach perfected over his many years of teaching at the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health. Section I: The Epidemiologic Approach to Disease and Intervention demonstrates how the extent and severity of disease are measured in a community. It explores the natural history of disease...the evaluation of diagnostic and screening tests...and the design and use of randomized prevention and treatment trials. Section II: Using Epidemiology to Identify the Causes of Disease discusses the design of cohort, case-control, and other studies. Next, it shows how these studies are used to estimate the risks of disease, to derive causal inferences, and to assess the roles of environmental and genetic factors. Section III: Applying Epidemiology to Evaluation and Policy addresses the epidemiologic evaluation of health services and screening programs. It closes with a contemporary look at epidemiology's impact on public policy and a discussion of emerging ethical concerns. Book jacket.

The Epidemiologic Approach to Disease and Intervention
Introduction
The Dynamics of Disease Transmission
Measuring the Occurrence of Disease: I. Morbidity
Measuring the Occurrence of Disease: II. Mortality
Assessing the Validity and Reliability of Diagnostic and Screening Tests
The Natural History of Disease: Ways of Expressing Prognosis
Assessing the Efficacy of Preventive and Therapeutic Measures: Randomized Trials
Randomized Trials: Some Further Issues
Using Epidemiology to Identify the Cause of Disease
Cohort Studies
Case-Control and Cross-Sectional Studies
Estimating Risk: Is There an Association?
More on Risk: Estimating the Potential for Prevention
A Pause for Review: Comparing Cohort and Case-Control Studies
From Association to Causation: Deriving Inferences from Epidemiologic Studies
More on Causal Inferences: Bias, Confounding, and Interaction
Identifying the Roles of Genetic and Environmental Factors in Disease Causation
Applying Epidemiology to Evaluation and Policy
Using Epidemiology to Evaluate Health Services
The Epidemiologic Approach to the Evaluation of Screening Programs
Epidemiology and Public Policy
Ethical and Professional Issues in Epidemiology
Answers to Review Questions
Index

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