Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Preventive Medicine

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Elsevier Health Sciences, Jan 1, 2007 - Medical - 421 pages
Succinct yet thorough, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Preventive Medicine, 3rd Edition brings you today's best knowledge on epidemiology, biostatistics, preventive medicine, and public health-in one convenient source. You'll find the latest on healthcare policy and financing ? infectious diseases ? chronic disease ? and disease prevention technology. This text also serves as an outstanding resource for preparing for the USMLE, and the American Board of Preventive Medicine recommends it as a top review source for its core specialty examination. Discusses the financial concerns and the use and limitations of screening in the prevention of symptomatic disease. Emphasizes the application of epidemiologic and biostatistical concepts to everyday clinical problem solving and decision making. Showcases important concepts and calculations inside quick-reference boxes. Presents abundant illustrations and well-organized tables to clarify and summarize complex concepts. Includes 350 USMLE-style questions and answers, complete with detailed explanations about why various choices are correct or incorrect. Includes the latest information on Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) ? SARS ? avian form of H5N1 influenza ? the obesity epidemic ? and more.
 

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Contents

SECTION
4
Epidemiologic Data Sources and Measurements
19
Epidemiologic Surveillance and Outbreak
42
The Study of Causation in Epidemiologic
64
Common Research Designs Used
77
Assessment of Risk and Benefit in Epidemiologic
90
Understanding the Quality of Data in Clinical
105
Improving Decisions in Clinical Medicine
120
Sample Size Randomization and Probability
197
Multivariable Analysis
213
SECTION 3
226
Specific
253
Function
314
Health Care Organization Policy
325
Comprehensive Examination
347
Epidemiologic and Medical Glossary
381

SECTION 2
130
Describing Variation in Data
139
Statistical Inference and Hypothesis Testing
157
Bivariate Analysis
175
Appendix
395
Answer Key 407
409
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About the author (2007)

Joann C. Elmore is Professor of Medicine and Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology University of Washington School of Medicine Seattle, Washington.

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