The Oxford Handbook of Epidemiology for Clinicians provides all the information required by students and junior doctors who need to understand and translate key epidemiological concepts into medical practice. Unlike standard textbooks in this area, the focus throughout is on clinical applications of epidemiological knowledge. Divided into four sections, the handbook begins with the basics of epidemiology in the clinic, moving on to the theories behind evidence-based practice, discussions of optimum methods and studies, and then ends by looking at the epidemiology of common diseases. The material is presented in a logical manner, from problems to the most appropriate solutions or tools to be applied. Interesting topics such as controversies in prevention intervention encourage discussion and thought, and the authors pose sensible and important questions throughout. This handbook is a must for all junior doctors, medical students, and clinicians who need to apply epidemiological concepts to day-to-day practice. * Combines the trusted format of the Oxford Handbooks with a comprehensive guide to the clinical application of epidemiology * Encourages discussion on such topics as controversies in prevention intervention, whereas the authors pose sensible and important questions throughout * Focuses on the use of clinical evidence in everyday practice Helen Ward , Senior Clinical Lecturer, Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Division of Epidemiology, Public Health and Primary Care, Imperial College London, UK, Mireille B. Toledano , Lecturer, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Division of Epidemiology, Public Health and Primary Care, Imperial College London, UK, Gavin Shaddick , Senior Lecturer in Statistics, University of Bath, UK, Bethan Davies , Clinical Research Fellow, Imperial College London, UK, and Paul Elliott , Head of Department, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Division of Epidemiology, Public Health and Primary Care, Imperial College London, UK
CONTENTS Section 1: Epidemiology in the clinic 1: The diagnostic process 2: Clinical management decisions 3: Risk communication and promoting health Section 2: Evidence-based practice 4: Finding and summarising evidence 5: Preventive medicine and screening 6: Evaluating clinical practice Section 3: Epidemiological methods 7: Types of study 8: Sources of data 9: Statistical concepts 10: Statistical techniques in clinical medicine Section 4: Epidemiology of common diseases 11: Chronic disease 12: Infectious disease
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