Clinical Epidemiology

Clinical Epidemiology : The Study of the Outcome of Illness

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This text defines clinical epidemiology in terms of the principles and methods of research used to evaluate factors that affect the outcome of illness. It emphasizes the evaluation of diagnostic and therapeutic interventions, demonstrates various ways of structuring observations on patient groups, and discusses the nature and strength ofinferences that can be drawn from those observations.show more

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  • Hardback | 172 pages
  • 163.3 x 242.3 x 18.5mm | 522.53g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • line figures and tables
  • 0195110269
  • 9780195110265

Table of contents

1. Clinical Epidemiology: What It Is and How It Is used; 2. Diagnostics and Screening Tests: Measuring Their Ability to Predict Adverse Outcome of Illness; 3. Diagnostic and Screening Tests: Measuring Their Role in Improving the Outcome of Illness; 4. Therapeutic Efficacy: Randomized Controlled Trials; 5. Therapeutic Efficacy: Nonrandomized Studies; 6. Therapeutic Safety; 7. Natural History of Illness; Appendix: Some Methodologic Tools Useful in the Planning and Analysis of Clinical Epidemiologic Research; Indexshow more

Review quote

From reviews of the First Edition: "Although this book is short, it is rich in substance. Weiss describes basic epidemiologic applications of clinical decision making in clear, concise language, with many references to real patient situations and to published investigations....Clinicians in training or in practice would find this book helpful as a reference and guide to the quantitative assessment of the consequences of illness."--The New England Journal of Medicine"A worthwhile addition to the departmental library of any unit where clinical research is carried out or contemplated."--Annals of Internal Medicine"The material was originally designed as a public health course in clinical epidemiology. As such the book is extremely useful."--International Journal of Epidemiology"A concise account of topics such as the assessment of the use of diagnostics and screening tests and their role in improving the outcome of illness, the evaluation of therapeutic efficacy through experimental and nonexperimental studies, and a particularly useful chapter on assessment of therapeutic safety....A real strength of the book comes at the end of each chapter where a few well-chosen questions derived from published studies of a wide range of clinical topics, accompanied by simple unambiguous answers, have been placed to 'encourage the active participation' of the reader."--Lancet"Well-researched and contains much information useful to the beginning clinical epidemiologist....Clinically oriented and reflects a refreshingly practical bent, as well as humane concern for the subjects of our research efforts....This book is to be recommended. It would be a useful addition to the libraries of medical schools, and the personal libraries of those persons who participate in clinical research."--The Epidemiology Monitor"A joy to read...A pragmatic and real-world guide for those who wish to make the best decisions for their patients and for those planning studies to answer clinical questions."--Journal of General Internal Medicine From reviews of the First Edition: "Although this book is short, it is rich in substance. Weiss describes basic epidemiologic applications of clinical decision making in clear, concise language, with many references to real patient situations and to published investigations....Clinicians in training or in practice would find this book helpful as a reference and guide to the quantitative assessment of the consequences of illness."--The New England Journal of Medicine"A worthwhile addition to the departmental library of any unit where clinical research is carried out or contemplated."--Annals of Internal Medicine"The material was originally designed as a public health course in clinical epidemiology. As such the book is extremely useful."--International Journal of Epidemiology"A concise account of topics such as the assessment of the use of diagnostics and screening tests and their role in improving the outcome of illness, the evaluation of therapeutic efficacy throug From reviews of the First Edition: "Although this book is short, it is rich in substance. Weiss describes basic epidemiologic applications of clinical decision making in clear, concise language, with many references to real patient situations and to published investigations....Clinicians in training or in practice would find this book helpful as a reference and guide to the quantitative assessment of the consequences of illness."--The New England Journal of Medicine "A worthwhile addition to the departmental library of any unit where clinical research is carried out or contemplated."--Annals of Internal Medicine "The material was originally designed as a public health course in clinical epidemiology. As such the book is extremely useful."--International Journal of Epidemiology "A concise account of topics such as the assessment of the use of diagnostics and screening tests and their role in improving the outcome of illness, the evaluation of therapeutic efficacy through experimental and nonexperimental studies, and a particularly useful chapter on assessment of therapeutic safety....A real strength of the book comes at the end of each chapter where a few well-chosen questions derived from published studies of a wide range of clinical topics, accompanied by simple unambiguous answers, have been placed to 'encourage the active participation' of the reader."--Lancet "Well-researched and contains much information useful to the beginning clinical epidemiologist....Clinically oriented and reflects a refreshingly practical bent, as well as humane concern for the subjects of our research efforts....This book is to be recommended. It would be a useful addition to thelibraries of medical schools, and the personal libraries of those persons who participate in clinical research."--The Epidemiology Monitor "A joy to read...A pragmatic and real-world guide for those who wish to make the best decisions for their patients and for those planning studies to answer clinical questions."--Journal of General Internal Medicine From reviews of the First Edition: "Although this book is short, it is rich in substance. Weiss describes basic epidemiologic applications of clinical decision making in clear, concise language, with many references to real patient situations and to published investigations....Clinicians in training or in practice would find this book helpful as a reference and guide to the quantitative assessment of the consequences of illness."--The New England Journal of Medicine "A worthwhile addition to the departmental library of any unit where clinical research is carried out or contemplated."--Annals of Internal Medicine "The material was originally designed as a public health course in clinical epidemiology. As such the book is extremely useful."--International Journal of Epidemiology "A concise account of topics such as the assessment of the use of diagnostics and screening tests and their role in improving the outcome of illness, the evaluation of therapeutic efficacy through experimental and nonexperimental studies, and a particularly useful chapter on assessment of therapeutic safety....A real strength of the book comes at the end of each chapter where a few well-chosen questions derived from published studies of a wide range of clinical topics, accompanied by simple unambiguous answers, have been placed to 'encourage the active participation' of the reader."--Lancet "Well-researched and contains much information useful to the beginning clinical epidemiologist....Clinically oriented and reflects a refreshingly practical bent, as well as humane concern for the subjects of our research efforts....This book is tobe recommended. It would be a useful addition to the libraries of medical schools, and the personal libraries of those persons who participate in clinical research."--The Epidemiology Monitor "A joy to read...A pragmatic and real-world guide for those who wish to make the best decisions for their patients and for those planning studies to answer clinical questions."--Journal of General Internal Medicine From reviews of the First Edition: "Although this book is short, it is rich in substance. Weiss describes basic epidemiologic applications of clinical decision making in clear, concise language, with many references to real patient situations and to published investigations....Clinicians in training or in practice would find thisbook helpful as a reference and guide to the quantitative assessment of the consequences of illness."--The New England Journal of Medicine"A worthwhile addition to the departmental library of any unit where clinical research is carried out or contemplated."--Annals of Internal Medicine"The material was originally designed as a public health course in clinical epidemiology. As such the book is extremely useful."--International Journal of Epidemiology"A concise account of topics such as the assessment of the use of diagnostics and screening tests and their role in improving the outcome of illness, the evaluation of therapeutic efficacy through experimental and nonexperimental studies, and a particularly useful chapter on assessment oftherapeutic safety....A real strength of the book comes at the end of each chapter where a few well-chosen questions derived from published studies of a wide range of clinical topics, accompanied by simple unambiguous answers, have been placed to 'encourage the active participation' of thereader."--Lancet"Well-researched and contains much information useful to the beginning clinical epidemiologist....Clinically oriented and reflects a refreshingly practical bent, as well as humane concern for the subjects of our research efforts....This book is to be recommended. It would be a useful addition tothelibraries of medical schools, and the personal libraries of those persons who participate in clinical research."--The Epidemiology Monitor"A joy to read...A pragmatic and real-world guide for those who wish to make the best decisions for their patients and for those planning studies to answer clinical questions."--Journal of General Internal Medicineshow more