Epidemiology / Leon Gordis, MD, MPH, DrPH, Professor Emeritus of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland.

By: Gordis, Leon, 1934- [author.]
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Philadelphia, PA : Elsevier/Saunders, 2014Edition: 5th editionDescription: xv, 392 p. : ill. (some color) ; 26 cmContent type: Media type: Carrier type: ISBN: 9781455737338 (pbk. : alk. paper)Subject(s): Epidemiology | Epidemiologic MethodsDDC classification: 614.4 LOC classification: RA651 | .G58 2014
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Contents
1. Introduction
2. The dynamics of disease transmission
3. The occurrence of disease : I. Disease surveillance and measures of morbidity
4. The occurrence of disease: II. Mortality and other measures of disease impact
5. Assessing the validity and reliability of diagnostic and screening tests
6. The natural history of disease : ways of expressing prognosis
7. Assessing preventive and therapeutic measures : randomized trials
8. Randomized trials : some further issues
9. Cohort studies
10. Case-control studies and other study designs
11. Estimating risk : is there an association?
12. More on risk : estimating the potential for prevention
13. A pause for review : comparing cohort and case-control studies
14. From association to causation : deriving inferences from epidemiologic studies
15. More on causal inferences : bias, confounding, and interaction
16. Identifying the roles of genetic and environmental factors in disease causation
17. Using epidemiology to evaluate health services
18. The epidemiologic approach to evaluating screening programs
19. Epidemiology and public policy
20. Ethical and professional issues in epidemiology.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

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