Epidemiology in Health Care, 3rd edition

  • Barbara Valanis

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Overview

Designed to help the reader evaluate the validity of epidemiological studies, this book uses a survey approach to describe the different methods of study, patterns on the life cycle, and the applications of epidemiology. KEY TOPICS: Topics covered include epidemiologic methods, epidemiology and control of infectious diseases, etiology and natural history, disease control and surveillance, clinical decision making, and health planning and evaluation. MARKET: Graduate nursing students, nurse practitioners, physician assistants.

Table of contents

I. INTRODUCTION AND METHODS.

 1. Epidemiology: What Is It About?

 2. Some Useful Concepts in Epidemiology.

 3. Rates: A Basic Epidemiological Tool.

 4. Epidemiological Methods.

 5. Epidemiological Transitions in Disease Patterns Over Time.

 6. Epidemiology and Control of Diseases of Infectious Origin.

 7. Epidemiology and Control of Diseases of Noninfectious Etiology.

II. EPIDEMIOLOGY AND THE LIFE CYCLE.

 8. Patterns of Morbidity and Mortality During Pregnancy and Infancy.

 9. Patterns of Morbidity and Mortality in Childhood and Adolescence.

10. Patterns of Morbidity and Mortality in Young and Middle Adulthood.

11. Patterns of Morbidity and Mortality Over Age 65.

III. APPLICATIONS OF EPIDEMIOLOGY.

12. Etiology and Natural History.

13. Disease Control and Surveillance.

14. Screening.

15. Clinical Decision Making.

16. Health Planning Evaluation.

Published by Pearson (September 8th 1998) - Copyright © 1999