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Title Oxford handbook of epidemiology for clinicians / Helen Ward [and others].

Imprint Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012.

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Description 1 online resource (xxviii, 388 pages) : illustrations.
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Oxford medical publications
Oxford handbooks
Oxford medical publications.
Oxford handbooks.
Note "How to apply epidemiology in day-to-day clinical practice"--Cover.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Summary This text provides all the information required by students and junior doctors who need to understand and translate key epidemiological concepts into medical practice.
Contents Symbols and abbreviations -- Glossary of terms -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- H -- I -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- V -- Statistical formulae -- Section 1. Epidemiology in the clinic -- Introduction -- 1. The diagnostic process -- Introduction: epidemiology in the clinic -- Measures of disease frequency -- Distribution of disease -- Is there anything wrong -- Risk factors -- Identifying risk factors -- Validity of diagnostic tests -- Clinical uses of predictive value -- Pre-test probability -- Likelihood ratios and post-test probabilities -- So what has my patient got The Bayesian clinician -- 2. Management decisions
Decisions, decisions . . . the principles of clinical managementWhat is prognosis Looking into the crystal ball -- Prognosis: mortality -- Prognosis: morbidity -- Evidence-based management -- Clinical guidelines -- How effective is the treatment -- Interpreting reports of clinical trials -- How appropriate is the treatment -- Patient-centred decision-making -- 3. Risk communication and promoting health -- Health promotion in clinical practice -- Could it have been prevented -- Communicating risk -- Health promotion in the clinic -- Smoking and alcohol advice -- Exercise, weight, and dietary advice -- Sexual health
Outbreak investigationBreaking the chain of infection -- Section 2. Evidence-based practice -- Introduction -- 4. Finding and summarizing evidence -- Finding and evaluating existing evidence -- Electronic resources -- Critical appraisal -- Appraisal checklists -- CONSORT statement -- Systematic review -- Meta-analysis -- Analysis and interpretation of a meta-analysis -- 5. Preventive medicine and screening -- Prevention strategies -- Levels of prevention -- Preventing communicable disease -- Preventing non-communicable disease: example of cardiovascular disease -- Basic infectious disease epidemiology -- Vaccination
Screening overviewScreening programmes -- Evaluating screening programmes -- Major UK screening programmes -- 6. Evaluating clinical practice -- Introduction -- Clinical governance and ethics -- Carrying out an audit: getting started -- Choosing the standards -- Writing your protocol -- Choosing the sample -- Data collection -- Data collection: examples -- Analysing data -- Interpreting findings -- Changing practice -- Completing the process -- Section 3. Epidemiological methods -- Introduction -- 7. Types of study -- Types of evidence and study designs -- Basic concepts in epidemiological research -- Interpreting associations
ConfoundingAssociation or causation -- The nature of causality -- Time trend and geographical (ecological) studies -- Ecological studies: examples -- Surveys and cross-sectional studies -- Cross-sectional studies: examples -- Case-control studies -- Case-control studies: examples -- Cohort studies -- Cohort studies: examples -- Intervention studies and clinical trials -- Clinical trials: examples -- Clinical trial phases -- Choosing the right type of study -- 8. Sources of data -- Introduction: good quality data -- Routine data -- Clinical uses of routine data -- Death certification -- Referral to the coroner
Subject Clinical epidemiology.
Clinical epidemiology -- Methodology.
Epidemiology.
Epidemiology -- Methodology.
MEDICAL -- Epidemiology.
MEDICAL -- Health Risk Assessment.
Clinical epidemiology. (OCoLC)fst00864353
Epidemiology. (OCoLC)fst00914091
Epidemiology -- Methodology. (OCoLC)fst00914098
Epidemiology.
Epidemiologic Methods.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Ward, Helen, 1957-
Added Title Epidemiology for clinicians
Other Form: Print version: 9786613889553
ISBN 0198529880
9780198529880
9780191546136 (electronic bk.)
0191546135 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 9786613889553
AU@ 000050015223
DEBSZ 431206414
NZ1 15698192

 
    
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