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John Walley and John Wright

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199238934

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238934.001.0001

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Epidemiology in practice

Epidemiology in practice

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(p.21) Chapter 3 Epidemiology in practice
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Public Health
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John Wright

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238934.003.03

This chapter discusses the following topics: What is epidemiology? How do we measure disease? using rates in measuring disease; describing disease in terms of time, place, and person; defining cases and populations; and undertaking health surveys. It also discusses randomized controlled trials and systematic reviews.

Keywords:   evaluative epidemiology, public health, disease incidence, disease prevalence, health surveys, randomized controlled trials, systematic reviews

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