Clinical Epidemiology: The Essentials

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Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2005 - Medical - 252 pages
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This introduction to epidemiology helps medical, nursing, and pharmacy students develop a system to observe and assess outcomes in similar patient types, and then apply this knowledge of outcomes to improve future patient care. The Fourth Edition has been redesigned to enhance understanding with new illustrations, pedagogical tools, examples, and summary boxes.

According to a faculty member at the University of North Carolina, "This is one of the few books truly written for students of clinical epidemiology...I've used it in the past and would do so in the future. The book is comprehensive and takes a practical approach to explaining important topics."

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
INFORMATION AND DECISIONS
12
Abnormality
17
TYPES OF DATA
18
Diagnosis
35
ESTABLISHING SENSITIVITY AND SPECIFICITY
42
MULTIPLE TESTS
51
CHAPTER 4
57
Treatment
125
EFFICACY AND EFFECTIVENESS
137
ALTERNATIVES TO RANDOMIZED TRIALS
139
Prevention
147
CHAPTER 10
165
Chance
169
POINT ESTIMATES AND CONFIDENCE
174
MULTIPLE COMPARISONS
180

Frequency
59
SOME OTHER RATES
63
Looking Forward
75
WAYS TO EXPRESS AND COMPARE RISK
85
Looking Backward
91
AN ESTIMATE OF RELATIVE
98
Prognosis
105
DIFFERENCES IN RISK AND PROGNOSTIC
106
FALSE COHORTS
113
Cause
187
ECOLOGICAL STUDIES
194
Systematic Reviews
205
COMBINING STUDIES IN METAANALYSES
213
Knowledge Management
221
JOURNALS
227
Appendix AAnswers to Review Questions
233
Appendix BAdditional Readings
241
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