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Field Epidemiology

ISBN-10: 0195142594

ISBN-13: 9780195142594

Edition: 2nd 2002 (Revised)

Authors: Michael B. Gregg, Richard C. Dicker, Richard A. Goodman

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Description:

Field epidemiology involves the application of epidemiologic methods to unexpected health problems when a rapid on-site investigation is necessary for timely intervention. Based on decades of experience in both infectious and non-infectious diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this book describes in simple and practical terms the distinct approach, tasks, and actions needed for successful field investigations. Guidance is given on such issues as how toperform surveillance, manage and execute field investigations, collect and analyze data, perform surveys, adapt a personal computer for field use, and communicate the findings. Specific advice is also given on such subjects as dealing with the media; investigations in healthcare, day-care, andinternational settings; and the legal aspects of field studies. An entire chapter covers the proper collection, handling, and testing of infectious and non-infectious agents in the field. In the Second Edition, four new chapters cover many unique aspects of field studies in the workplace, after natural disasters, in preparation for and response to possible bioterrorist attacks, and by state and local health departments. Finally, an appendix describes how to investigate a common sourcefood-borne epidemic. This text gives public health professionals and students a practical and complete reference to use in virtually any field investigation setting.
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Book details

List price: $52.50
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/28/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 480
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

Contributors
Background
Field Epidemiology Defined
A Brief Review of the Basic Principles of Epidemiology
Suveillance
The Field Investigation
Operational Aspects of Epidemiologic Field Investigations
Conducting a Field Investigation
Describing the Findings
Designing Studies in the Field
Analyzing and Interpreting Data
Developing Interventions
Communicating Epidemiologic Findings
Surveys and Sampling
Using a Computer for Field Investigations
Dealing with the Public and the Media
Special Considerations
Legal Considerations in a Field Investigation
Investigations in Health-Care Settings
Investigations in Out-of-Home Child Care Settings
Field Investigations of Occupational Disease and Injury
Field Investigations from the State and Local Health Department Perspective
Epidemiologic Investigations in International Settings
Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response: Issues for Public Health
Field Investigations of Natural Disasters
Laboratory Support for the Epidemiologist in the Field
A Walk-through Exercise
Index