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Main Author: Gordis, Leon, 1934-2015 (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Philadelphia : Elsevier/Saunders, c2009.
Edition:4th ed.
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Online Access:Table of contents only
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • The dynamics of disease transmission
  • Measuring the occurrence of disease: I. Morbidity
  • Measuring the occurrence of disease: II. Mortality
  • Assessing the validity and reliability of diagnostic and screening tests
  • The natural history of disease: ways of expressing prognosis
  • Assessing the efficacy of 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.