Epidemiology, with STUDENT CONSULT Online Access, 4th Edition

Epidemiology

4th Edition with STUDENT CONSULT Online Access

By Leon Gordis, MD, MPH, DrPH, Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, Professor of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD


SECTION I

The Epidemiologic Approach to Disease and Intervention

CHAPTER 1

Introduction 3

CHAPTER 2

The Dynamics of Disease Transmission 19

CHAPTER 3

Measuring the Occurrence of Disease: I. Morbidity 37

CHAPTER 4

Measuring the Occurrence of Disease: II. Mortality 59

CHAPTER 5

Assessing the Validity and Reliability of Diagnostic and Screening Tests 85

CHAPTER 6

The Natural History of Disease: Ways of Expressing Prognosis 109

CHAPTER 7

Assessing the Effi cacy of Preventive and Therapeutic Measures:

Randomized Trials 131

CHAPTER 8

Randomized Trials: Some Further Issues 147

SECTION II

Using Epidemiology to Identify the Cause of Disease

CHAPTER 9

Cohort Studies 167

CHAPTER 10

Case-Control Studies and Other Study Designs 177

CHAPTER 11

Estimating Risk: Is There an Association? 201

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CHAPTER 12

More on Risk: Estimating the Potential for Prevention 215

CHAPTER 13

A Pause for Review: Comparing Cohort and Case-Control Studies 223

CHAPTER 14

From Association to Causation: Deriving Inferences from Epidemiologic Studies 227

CHAPTER 15

More on Causal Inferences: Bias, Confounding, and Interaction 247

CHAPTER 16

Identifying the Roles of Genetic and Environmental Factors in Disease Causation 265

SECTION III

Applying Epidemiology to Evaluation and Policy

CHAPTER 17

Using Epidemiology to Evaluate Health Services 293

CHAPTER 18

The Epidemiologic Approach to Evaluating Screening Programs 311

CHAPTER 19

Epidemiology and Public Policy 333

CHAPTER 20

Ethical and Professional Issues in Epidemiology 349

ANSWERS TO REVIEW QUESTIONS 361

INDEX 363

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