An Introduction to Epidemiology for Health Professionals by Jørn Olsen, Kaare Christensen, Jeff Murray, Anders Ekbom

By Jørn Olsen, Kaare Christensen, Jeff Murray, Anders Ekbom

An creation to Epidemiology for healthiness Professionals

Jorn Olsen, Kaare Christensen, Jeff Murray, and Anders Ekbom

Who will get in poor health? What factors—genetic, environmental, social—contribute to their illness?

Easy sufficient to invite, however the solutions have gotten more and more complex. this present day, because the public concerns approximately rising illnesses and the observe epidemic is a part of the overall dialogue, epidemiology could be a simple element of clinical education, but usually it really is undertaught or maybe missed. Concise and readable whereas additionally rigorous and thorough, An advent to Epidemiology for well-being Professionals is going past general textbook content material to floor the reader in clinical equipment so much appropriate to the present health and wellbeing panorama and the evolution of evidence-based medicine—valuable keys to raised realizing of affliction procedure, powerful prevention, and specific therapy. This volume:

  • Presents fabric accessibly for readers who can have no longer studied epidemiology.
  • Focuses both in descriptive and analytic branches of epidemiology.
  • Demonstrates purposes of descriptive and analytic tools in public healthiness, genetic epidemiology, and scientific epidemiology.
  • Includes a "Sources of blunders" part addressing difficulties in inference and decision-making, choice bias, and different universal pitfalls.

In addition to its usefulness for graduate scholars in public overall healthiness and clinical scholars in medical epidemiology, An creation to Epidemiology for well-being Professionals is a well timed reference for practitioners desiring a refresher during this very important self-discipline.

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Pediatrics 1963;32:940. 4. Guthrie R, Susi A. A simple phenylalanine method for detecting phenylketonuria in large populations of newborn infants. Pediatrics 1963;32:338–343. 5. Pauling I, Itano HA et al. Sickle cell anemia a molecular disease. Science 1949;110(2865): 543–548. Chapter 7 Descriptive Epidemiology in Clinical Epidemiology We live in the era of evidence-based medicine where “true believers” tend to disregard anything but randomized clinical trials (RCTs) even when assessing the impact of any intervention or diagnostic procedure.

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