Epidemiology Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 4th Edition
- 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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- 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.
The Epidemiologic Approach to Disease and Intervention
The Dynamics of Disease Transmission 19
Measuring the Occurrence of Disease: I. Morbidity 37
Measuring the Occurrence of Disease: II. Mortality 59
Assessing the Validity and Reliability of Diagnostic and Screening Tests 85
The Natural History of Disease: Ways of Expressing Prognosis 109
Assessing the Effi cacy of Preventive and Therapeutic Measures:
Randomized Trials 131
Randomized Trials: Some Further Issues 147
Using Epidemiology to Identify the Cause of Disease
Cohort Studies 167
Case-Control Studies and Other Study Designs 177
Estimating Risk: Is There an Association? 201
More on Risk: Estimating the Potential for Prevention 215
A Pause for Review: Comparing Cohort and Case-Control Studies 223
From Association to Causation: Deriving Inferences from Epidemiologic Studies 227
More on Causal Inferences: Bias, Confounding, and Interaction 247
Identifying the Roles of Genetic and Environmental Factors in Disease Causation 265
Applying Epidemiology to Evaluation and Policy
Using Epidemiology to Evaluate Health Services 293
The Epidemiologic Approach to Evaluating Screening Programs 311
Epidemiology and Public Policy 333
Ethical and Professional Issues in Epidemiology 349
ANSWERS TO REVIEW QUESTIONS 361
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