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    David D. Celentano, Moyses Szklo.
    Summary: "From the Department of Epidemiology at Johns Hopkins University and continuing in the tradition of award-winning educator and epidemiologist Dr. Leon Gordis, comes the fully revised 6th Edition of Gordis Epidemiology. This bestselling text provides a solid introduction to basic epidemiologic principles as well as practical applications in public health and clinical practice, highlighted by real-world examples throughout. New coverage includes expanded information on genetic epidemiology, epidemiology and public policy, and ethical and professional issues in epidemiology, providing a strong basis for understanding the role and importance of epidemiology in today's data-driven society."

    Contents:
    Introduction
    The dynamics of disease transmission
    The occurrence of disease : I. Disease surveillance and measures of morbidity
    The occurrence of disease : II. Mortality and other measures of disease impact
    Assessing the validity and reliability of diagnostic and screening tests
    The natural history of disease : ways of expressing prognosis
    Observational studies
    Cohort studies
    Comparing cohort and case-control studies
    Assessing preventive and therapeutic measures : randomized trials
    Randomized trials : some further issues
    Estimating risk : is there an association?
    More on risk : estimating the potential for prevention
    From association to causation : deriving inferences from epidemiologic studies
    More on causal inference : bias, confounding, and interaction
    Identifying the roles of genetic and environmental factors in disease causation
    Using epidemiology to evaluate health services
    Epidemiologic approach to evaluating screening programs
    Epidemiology and public policy
    Ethical and professional issues in epidemiology
    Answers to review questions.
    Digital Access ClinicalKey 2019