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Public Health and Epidemiology at a Glance

Public Health and Epidemiology at a Glance
titolo Public Health and Epidemiology at a Glance
autori , ,
argomenti Medicina Epidemiologia e statistica medica Epidemiologia
Medicina Igiene Educazione sanitaria
editore Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
formato Libro
pagine 94
pubblicazione 2012
ISBN 9780470654453
34,00 28,90
Risparmi: € 5,10
This brand new title in the market-leading at a Glance series provides a highly-illustrated, visual introduction to the key concepts of population-level disease prevention. Accessible, double-page spreads help you understand and appreciate the determinants of health which impact on healthcare services and their effectiveness. Public Health and Epidemiology at a Glance features high-yield information on all the topics covered at medical school, including: Measurement of population health Epidemiological concepts of cause and association, surveillance, and risk Use of epidemiology in clinical decision-making Epidemiology of major health problems such as cardiovascular disease and cancer Health promotion Basics of health economics Basics of health policy, needs assessment, and evaluation Also featuring self-assessment questions to help test learning, this new title will provide an invaluable resource for medical and healthcare students, junior doctors, and those preparing for a career in public health.

Indice testuale

Preface 6 Acknowledgements 7 About the authors 7 1 Introduction to public health 8 Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Practice 2 Incidence and prevalence 10 3 Risks and odds 12 4 Hierarchy of evidence and investigating causation 14 5 Bias, confounding and chance in epidemiological studies 16 6 Standardisation 18 7 Ecological and cross-sectional studies 20 8 Case-control and cohort studies 22 9 Trials (experimental studies) 24 10 Systematic reviews and meta-analysis 26 11 Diagnostic tests 28 Assessing Population Health 12 Health and illness 30 13 Demography 32 14 Epidemiological transition 34 15 Health information 36 16 Measuring population health status 38 17 Lifestyle determinants of health 40 18 Environmental determinants of health 42 19 Inequalities in health 44 20 Socio-economic inequalities in health 46 21 Health needs assessment 48 Improving and Protecting Health 22 Disease prevention 50 23 Principles of disease transmission 52 24 Communicable disease control 54 25 Surveillance 56 26 Immunisation 58 27 Screening principles 60 28 Screening programmes 62 29 Health promotion 64 30 Changing behaviour 66 Health Economics 31 Economic perspectives on health 68 32 Economic evaluation 70 33 Economic perspectives on measuring health-related outcomes 72 34 Economics of public health problems 74 Effective Health Care 35 Health care systems 76 36 Planning health services 78 37 Health care evaluation 80 Self-Assessment Self-assessment questions 82 Self-assessment answers 84 Appendix: Practical issues in conducting epidemiological studies 85 Further reading 87 Index 88

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