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Epidemiology, biostatistics, and preventive medicine

Author: James F Jekel
Publisher: Philadelphia : Saunders/Elsevier, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Succinct yet thorough, this book provides current knowledge on epidemiology, biostatistics, preventive medicine, and public healthin one convenient source. Provides the latest on healthcare policy and financing, infectious diseases, chronic disease, and disease prevention technology. This text also serves as an resource for preparing for the USMLE, and the American Board of Preventive Medicine recommends it as a top  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James F Jekel
ISBN: 9781416034964 141603496X
OCLC Number: 76142050
Notes: Revised edition of: Epidemiology, biostatistics, and preventive medicine / James F. Jekel, David L. Katz, Joann G. Elmore. 2nd ed. c2001.
Description: xii, 421 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: Basic epidemiologic concepts and principles --
Epidemiologic data sources and measurements --
Epidemiologic surveillance and outbreak investigation --
The study of causation in epidemiologic investigation and research --
Common research designs used in epidemiology --
Assessment of risk and benefit in epidemiologic studies --
Understanding the quality of data in clinical medicine --
Improving decisions in clinical medicine --
Describing variation in data --
Statistical inference and hypothesis testing --
Bivariate analysis --
Sample size, randomization, and probability theory --
Multivariable analysis --
Introduction to preventive medicine --
Methods of primary prevention: health promotion --
Methods of primary prevention: specific protection --
Methods of secondary prevention --
Methods of tertiary prevention --
Selected topics in prevention --
The public health system: structure and function --
Health care organization, policy, and financing.
Responsibility: James F. Jekel [and others].
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