A Dictionary of Epidemiology, Part 554

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John M. Last, Joseph Herbert Abramson
Oxford University Press, 1995 - Philosophy - 180 pages
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Dictionary making never ends because languages are always changing. Widely used throughout the world, this book will continue to serve as the standard English-language dictionary of epidemiology in its Fourth Edition. It covers all the common terms used in epidemiology and many from related fields such as biostatistics, infectious disease control, health promotion, genetics, clinical epidemiology, health economics, and medical ethics. The definitions are clear and concise, but there is space for some brief essays and discussions of the provenance of important terms. Sponsored by the International Epidemiological Association, the dictionary represents the consensus of epidemiologists in many different countries. All the definitions were reviewed repeatedly by an international network of contributors from every major branch of epidemiology. They are authoritative without being authoritarian. The Fourth Edition contains well over 150 new entries and substantial revisions of about the same number of definitions, plus a dozen new illustrations. Many of the new terms relate to methods used in environmental and clinical epidemiology.

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
13
Section 3
21
Section 4
42
Section 5
51
Section 6
61
Section 7
68
Section 8
72
Section 13
105
Section 14
110
Section 15
117
Section 16
121
Section 17
136
Section 18
139
Section 19
150
Section 20
166

Section 9
81
Section 10
93
Section 11
95
Section 12
100
Section 21
170
Section 22
175
Section 23
177
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Last teaches at the University of Ottawa.

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