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Public health and epidemiology at a glance / Margaret Somerville, Kalyanaraman Kumaran, Robert Anderson.

By: Somerville, Margaret, Dr.
Contributor(s): Kumaran, Kalyanaraman | Anderson, Robert, 1967-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: At a glance series (Oxford, England): Publisher: Oxford : Wiley-Blackwell, 2012Description: 94 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.ISBN: 9780470654453 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0470654457 (pbk. : alk. paper).Subject(s): Public health | EpidemiologyDDC classification: 614.4
Contents:
Introduction to public health -- Incidence and prevalence -- Risks and odds -- Hierarchy of evidence and investigating causation -- Bias, confounding and chance in epidemiological studies -- Standardisation -- Ecological and cross-sectional studies -- Case-control and cohort studies -- Trials (experimental studies) -- Systematic reviews and meta-analysis -- Diagnostic tests
Health and illness -- Demography -- Epidemiological transition -- Health information -- Measuring population health status -- Lifestyle determinants of health -- Environmental determinants of health -- Inequalities in health -- Socio-economic inequalities in health -- Health needs assessment -- Disease prevention -- Principles of disease transmission -- Communicable disease control -- Surveillance -- Immunisation -- Screening principles -- Screening programmes -- Health promotion -- Changing behaviour
Economic perspectives on health -- Economic evaluation -- Economic perspectives on measuring health-related outcomes -- Economics of public health problems -- Health care systems -- Planning health services -- Health care evaluation.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction to public health -- Incidence and prevalence -- Risks and odds -- Hierarchy of evidence and investigating causation -- Bias, confounding and chance in epidemiological studies -- Standardisation -- Ecological and cross-sectional studies -- Case-control and cohort studies -- Trials (experimental studies) -- Systematic reviews and meta-analysis -- Diagnostic tests

Health and illness -- Demography -- Epidemiological transition -- Health information -- Measuring population health status -- Lifestyle determinants of health -- Environmental determinants of health -- Inequalities in health -- Socio-economic inequalities in health -- Health needs assessment -- Disease prevention -- Principles of disease transmission -- Communicable disease control -- Surveillance -- Immunisation -- Screening principles -- Screening programmes -- Health promotion -- Changing behaviour

Economic perspectives on health -- Economic evaluation -- Economic perspectives on measuring health-related outcomes -- Economics of public health problems -- Health care systems -- Planning health services -- Health care evaluation.

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Margaret Somerville is Director of Public Health and Health Policy, NHS Highland, Inverness <p> K. Kumaran is a Consultant in Public Health Medicine, NHS Somerset</p> <p> Rob Anderson , Institute of Health Service Research, Peninsula Medical School, Exeter</p>

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