Injury Epidemiology

Injury Epidemiology : Research and control strategies

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This text presents epidemiologic methods for studying injuries and evaluating interventions to prevent them. It explains how to formulate research questions, the sources of reliable and valid data, and the best choice of research methods. The difficulties of applying rates and ratios to the evaluation of programs are discussed, and the use of economic concepts and policy analysis is covered. It provides specific objectives for research in the various stages of injury control planning and implementation, including the types of data needed to reach the objectives. This third edition is fully updated throughout with new studies used as discussion examples. The chapters have been reorganised into more precise topic areas, for ease of more

Product details

  • Hardback | 264 pages
  • 160.02 x 231.14 x 20.32mm | 476.27g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • tables and figures
  • 0195313844
  • 9780195313840
  • 1,208,319

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...excellent material that should be of great interest to many readers. The case studies are excellent examples of the interpretations of epidemiological data. * Doody's Notes *show more

Table of contents

1. Injury and the Role of Epidemiology ; 2. Energy Characteristics and Control Strategies ; 3. Research Objectives and Usable Data ; 4. Injury Severity ; 5. Injury Statistics ; 6. National Injury Surveillance ; 7. Local Injury Surveillance ; 8. The Use and Abuse of Causal Analysis ; 9. Research Designs and Data Analysis ; 10. Human Factors ; 11. Evaluation of Programs to Change Human Factors Voluntarily ; 12. Evaluation of Laws and Rules Directed at Individual Behavior ; 13. Evaluation of Agent, Vehicle and Environmental Modifications ; 14. Evaluation of Post-injury Treatment and Rehabilitation ; 15. Injury Epidemiology and Economics ; 16. Summation of Principlesshow more

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