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Exercises in EpidemiologyApplying Principles and Methods$
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Noel S. Weiss

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780190651510

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190651510.001.0001

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(p.313) Chapter 7 Screening
Exercises in Epidemiology

Noel S. Weiss

Oxford University Press

This chapter introduces the concept of screening in epidemiology. Students can practice what they have learned in class with 22 questions based on real-world examples, and then use the corresponding solutions to check their work. Examples include work on the prevalence of PSA screening for prostate cancer, incidence of breast cancer following negative mammographic examination, screening mammograms, mortality rates and adult-onset diabetes, mortality rates and screening for prostate cancer, screening for ovarian cancer, screening to reduce mortality rates from cutaneous melanoma, and screening for mesotheliomas among patients with pleural effusion.

Keywords:   Screening, sensitivity, false positive, efficacy, improved health outcomes

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