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Clinical Epidemiology: The Essentials, Fifth Edition

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Now in its fifth edition, Clinical Epidemiology: The Essentials is a comprehensive, concise, and clinically oriented introduction to the subject of epidemiology. Written by expert educators, this text introduces students to the principles of evidence-based medicine that will help them develop and apply methods of clinical observation in order to form accurate conclusions. The fifth edition includes more complete coverage of systematic reviews and knowledge management, as well as other key topics such as abnormality, diagnosis, frequency and risk, prognosis, treatment, prevention, chance, studying cases and cause.

  • New, revised, full-color art program
  • Key Words lists begin each chapter and tip the reader to the important concepts that must be mastered in that chapter
  • End of chapter review questions with answers help students test their understanding of the material
  • Example feature helps clarify important concepts by discussing actual studies taken directly from clinical literature
Author(s): Robert Fletcher, M.D., MSc; and Suzanne W. Fletcher, M.D., MSc
ISBN: 978-1-4511-4447-5
Publication Year: 2012
Format: Softcover
272 pages