Epidemiology

ISBN-10: 1416040021
ISBN-13: 9781416040026
Edition: 4th 2008
Authors: Leon Gordis
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Book details

List price: $66.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 5/14/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 6.50" wide x 10.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 1.870
Language: English

This popular book is written by the award-winning teacher, Dr. Leon Gordis of the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University. He introduces the basic principles and concepts of epidemiology in clear, concise writing and his inimitable style. This book provides an understanding of the key concepts in the following 3 fully updated sections: Section I: The Epidemiologic Approach to Disease and Intervention; Section II: Using Epidemiology to Identify the Causes of Disease; Section III: Applying Epidemiology to Evaluation and Policy. Clear, practical graphs and charts, cartoons, and review questions with answers reinforce the text and aid in comprehension.

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 Studies and Other Study Designs
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 Evaluating Screening Programs
Epidemiology and Public Policy
Ethical and Professional Issues in Epidemiology
Answers to Review Questions
Index

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