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Epidemiology

Author: Leon Gordis
Publisher: Philadelphia, PA : Elsevier/Saunders, [2014]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Fifth edition
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Epidemiology, by educator and epidemiologist Leon Gordis, is a introduction to this complex science. Dr. Gordis leverages his vast experience teaching this subject in the classroom to introduce the basic principles and concepts of epidemiology in a clear, uniquely memorable way. He guides you from an explanation of the epidemiologic approach to disease and intervention, through the use of epidemiologic principles to  Read more...
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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Leon Gordis
ISBN: 9781455737338 145573733X
OCLC Number: 1124349346
Description: xv, 392 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: The dynamics of disease transmission --
The occurrence of disease : I. Disease surveillance and measures of morbidity --
The occurrence of disease: II. Mortality and other measures of disease impact --
Assessing the validity and reliability of diagnostic and screening tests --
The natural history of disease : ways of expressing prognosis --
Assessing preventive and therapeutic measures : randomized trials --
Randomized trials : some further issues --
Cohort studies --
Case-control studies and other study designs --
Estimating risk : is there an association? --
More on risk : estimating the potential for prevention --
A pause for review : comparing cohort and case-control studies --
From association to causation : deriving inferences from epidemiologic studies --
More on causal inferences : bias, confounding, and interaction --
Identifying the roles of genetic and environmental factors in disease causation --
Using epidemiology to evaluate health services --
The epidemiologic approach to evaluating screening programs --
Epidemiology and public policy --
Ethical and professional issues in epidemiology.
Responsibility: 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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Epidemiology, by educator and epidemiologist Leon Gordis, is a introduction to this complex science. Dr. Gordis leverages his vast experience teaching this subject in the classroom to introduce the basic principles and concepts of epidemiology in a clear, uniquely memorable way. He guides you from an explanation of the epidemiologic approach to disease and intervention, through the use of epidemiologic principles to identify the causes of disease, to a discussion of how epidemiology should be used to improve evaluation and public policy. It.s your best choice for an accessible yet rich understanding of epidemiology! New to this edition: Master the latest nuances in epidemiology thanks to a wealth of new and updated illustrations, examples, and epidemiologic data.

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