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Leon Gordis.
  • Philadelphia : Elsevier/Saunders, ©2009.
  • 4th ed.
  • xv, 375 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Medical Subjects
  • This 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.
  • note: Sect. I Epidemiologic Approach to Disease and Intervention
  • Ch. 1 Introduction
  • Ch. 2 Dynamics of Disease Transmission
  • Ch. 3 Measuring the Occurrence of Disease: I. Morbidity
  • Ch. 4 Measuring the Occurrence of Disease: II. Mortality
  • Ch. 5 Assessing the Validity and Reliability of Diagnostic and Screening Tests
  • Ch. 6 Natural History of Disease: Ways of Expressing Prognosis
  • Ch. 7 Assessing the Efficacy of Preventive and Therapeutic Measures: Randomized Trials
  • Ch. 8 Randomized Trials: Some Further Issues
  • Sect. II Using Epidemiology to Identify the Cause of Disease
  • Ch. 9 Cohort Studies
  • Ch. 10 Case-Control Studies and Other Study Designs
  • Ch. 11 Estimating Risk: Is There an Association?
  • Ch. 12 More on Risk: Estimating the Potential for Prevention
  • Ch. 13 Pause for Review: Comparing Cohort and Case-Control Studies
  • Ch. 14 From Association to Causation: Deriving Inferences from Epidemiologic Studies
  • Ch. 15 More on Causal Inferences: Bias, Confounding, and Interaction
  • Ch. 16 Identifying the Roles of Genetic and Environmental Factors in Disease Causation
  • Sect. III Applying Epidemiology to Evaluation and Policy
  • Ch. 17 Using Epidemiology to Evaluate Health Services
  • Ch. 18 Epidemiologic Approach to Evaluating Screening Programs
  • Ch. 19 Epidemiology and Public Policy
  • Ch. 20 Ethical and Professional Issues in Epidemiology.
Other information
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • OCLC
  • 9781416040026
  • 1416040021
Identifying numbers
  • LCCN: 2007030111
  • OCLC: 156994580
  • OCLC: 156994580

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