ISBN: 9780323286121
Page Count: 400
Imprint: Saunders
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Epidemiology Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 4th Edition

by Leon Gordis, MD, MPH, DrPH
Elsevier eBook on VitalSource
ISBN: 9780323286121
Page Count: 400
Imprint: Saunders
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  • 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 120 multiple-choice epidemiology self-assessment questions.


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    • Utilizes new full-color format to enhance readability and clarity.
    • Provides new and updated figures, references and concept examples to keep you absolutely current - new information has been added on Registration of Clinical Trials, Case-Cohort Design, Case-Crossover Design, and Sources and Impact of Uncertainty ( disease topics include: Obesity, Asthma, Thyroid Cancer, Helicobacter Pylori and gastric/duodenal ulcer and gastric cancer, Mammography for women in their forties) – expanded topics include Person-time.
    • Includes STUDENT CONSULT access, allowing you to: o Access the complete contents of the book online, anywhere you go…perform quick searches…and add your own notes and bookmarks. o Test yourself with the additional TEST BANK including 200 MCQs, plus complete rationales for all self-assessment Q and A in the print book. o Reference all other STUDENT CONSULT titles you own online, too—all in one place!
    • Introduces both the underlying concepts as well as the practical uses of epidemiology in public health and in clinical practice.
    • Systemizes learning and review with study questions in each section and an answer key and index.
    • Illustrates textual information with clear and informative full-color illustrations, many created by the author and tested in the classroom.
  • SECTION I

    The Epidemiologic Approach to Disease and Intervention

    CHAPTER 1

    Introduction 3

    CHAPTER 2

    The Dynamics of Disease Transmission 19

    CHAPTER 3

    Measuring the Occurrence of Disease: I. Morbidity 37

    CHAPTER 4

    Measuring the Occurrence of Disease: II. Mortality 59

    CHAPTER 5

    Assessing the Validity and Reliability of Diagnostic and Screening Tests 85

    CHAPTER 6

    The Natural History of Disease: Ways of Expressing Prognosis 109

    CHAPTER 7

    Assessing the Effi cacy of Preventive and Therapeutic Measures:

    Randomized Trials 131

    CHAPTER 8

    Randomized Trials: Some Further Issues 147

    SECTION II

    Using Epidemiology to Identify the Cause of Disease

    CHAPTER 9

    Cohort Studies 167

    CHAPTER 10

    Case-Control Studies and Other Study Designs 177

    CHAPTER 11

    Estimating Risk: Is There an Association? 201

    Xiv

    CHAPTER 12

    More on Risk: Estimating the Potential for Prevention 215

    CHAPTER 13

    A Pause for Review: Comparing Cohort and Case-Control Studies 223

    CHAPTER 14

    From Association to Causation: Deriving Inferences from Epidemiologic Studies 227

    CHAPTER 15

    More on Causal Inferences: Bias, Confounding, and Interaction 247

    CHAPTER 16

    Identifying the Roles of Genetic and Environmental Factors in Disease Causation 265

    SECTION III

    Applying Epidemiology to Evaluation and Policy

    CHAPTER 17

    Using Epidemiology to Evaluate Health Services 293

    CHAPTER 18

    The Epidemiologic Approach to Evaluating Screening Programs 311

    CHAPTER 19

    Epidemiology and Public Policy 333

    CHAPTER 20

    Ethical and Professional Issues in Epidemiology 349

    ANSWERS TO REVIEW QUESTIONS 361

    INDEX 363

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  • Leon Gordis, MD, MPH, DrPH, Professor Emeritus of Epidemiology; Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health; Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Baltimore, Maryland
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