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Author Koepsell, Thomas D.

Title Epidemiologic methods : studying the occurrence of illness / Thomas D. Koepsell, Noel S. Weiss
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003

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Description ix, 513 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents 1. Introduction: An Epidemic of Blindness in Young Children -- 2. Diseases and Populations -- 3. Disease Frequency: Basics -- 4. Disease Frequency: Advanced -- 5. Overview of Study Designs -- 6. Sources of Data on Disease Occurrence -- 7. Person, Place, and Time -- 8. Inferring a Causal Relation Between Exposure and Disease -- 9. Measures of Excess Risk -- 10. Measurement Error -- 11. Confounding and Its Control -- 12. Ecological Studies -- 13. Randomized Trials -- 14. Cohort Studies -- 15. Case-Control Studies -- 16. Induction Periods and Latent Periods -- 17. Improving the Sensitivity of Epidemiologic Studies -- 18. Screening -- 19. Outbreak Investigation / Jane Koehler and Jeffrey Duchin -- 20. Evaluating the Effects of Policies on Health
Summary "This is a rigorous, systematic introduction to the basic concepts and practical tools of epidemiologic research. It is aimed at readers who will be conducting epidemiologic studies themselves or who need a firm grasp of epidemiologic principles in order to interpret evaluate studies conducted by others." "Besides offering clear explanations of key concepts, the book is rich with examples illustrating how these concepts are applied. Some examples are drawn from classic studies in the field - the work of Snow, Semmelweis, Goldberger, Doll and Hill, and others - while many others concern modern-day epidemiologic studies of problems of current public health importance. Almost every chapter includes a set of exercises (with answers) to help readers gain practice in applying new ideas and techniques."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Clinical epidemiology.
Epidemiology -- Methodology.
Epidemiologic Methods.
Author Weiss, Noel S., 1941-
LC no. 2002033763
ISBN 0195150783 cloth acid-free paper
OTHER TI Oxford scholarship online. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2006024588