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Case–control studies*

Noel S. Weiss.

in Oxford Textbook of Public Health

September 2009; p ublished online March 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology; Medical Statistics and Methodology; Public Health. 9551 words.

Case–control studies compare ill or injured individuals (cases) with those at risk of the illness or injury (controls) with regard to prior exposures or characteristics, and so appear to...

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Cohort studis

Alvaro Muñoz and F. Javier Nieto.

in Oxford Textbook of Public Health

September 2009; p ublished online March 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology; Medical Statistics and Methodology; Public Health. 16929 words.

Cohort studies constitute one of the basic types of designs in epidemiologic research. The key element of cohort studies is time. Specifically, a cohort (i.e. group of individuals) who at...

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Demography and public health

Emily Grundy.

in Oxford Textbook of Public Health

September 2009; p ublished online March 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology; Medical Statistics and Methodology; Public Health. 16648 words.

The health and healthcare needs of a population cannot be measured or met without knowledge of its size and characteristics. Demography is concerned with this essential ‘numbering of the...

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Methodological issues in the design and analysis of community intervention trials

Allan Donner.

in Oxford Textbook of Public Health

September 2009; p ublished online March 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology; Medical Statistics and Methodology; Public Health. 16715 words.

With the literature on community intervention trials showing rapid growth over the last two decades, there is an increasing need to better understand their methodological foundation. A key...

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Methodology of intervention trials in individuals

Lawrence M. Friedman and Eleanor B. Schron.

in Oxford Textbook of Public Health

September 2009; p ublished online March 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology; Medical Statistics and Methodology; Public Health. 15542 words.

An intervention trial, or a clinical trial, has been defined in various ways and may be of several kinds. The International Conference on Harmonisation defines a clinical trial as ‘any...

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New Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry

Edited by Michael Gelder, Nancy Andreasen, Juan Lopez-Ibor and John Geddes.

February 2012; p ublished online October 2012 .

Book. Subjects: Psychiatry; Public Health and Epidemiology; Public Health; Medical Ethics; Medical Statistics and Methodology; Radiology; Neurology; Immunology; Clinical Genetics; Psychotherapy; Addiction Medicine. 1088 pages.

The New Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry is one of the leading reference works in this field. Bringing together over 200 chapters from the leading figures in the discipline, it presents a...

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OSH Day Case Surgery

Edited by Ian Smith, Douglas McWhinnie and Ian Jackson.

P ublished online January 2012 .

Book. Subjects: Surgery; Peri-operative Care; Anaesthetics; Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics; Paediatric Surgery; Breast Surgery; Otolaryngology (ENT); Gynaecology; Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery; Urology; Vascular Surgery; Nursing Skills; Medical Statistics and Methodology; Public Health; Patient Education and Information; Professional Development in Medicine; Anaesthetics. 448 pages.

This online guide provides the practising day surgery professional with a modern overview of current practice to act as both a reference and a practical guide to everyday challenges.

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Oxford Textbook of Public Health

Edited by Roger Detels, Robert Beaglehole, Mary Ann Lansang and Martin Gulliford.

September 2009; p ublished online March 2011 .

Book. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology; Public Health; History of Medicine; Dietetics; Infectious Diseases; Epidemiology; Medical Ethics; Medical Statistics and Methodology; Patient Education and Information; Occupational Medicine; Communication Skills; Cardiovascular Medicine; Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology; Medical Dentistry; Neurology; Emergency Medicine; Paediatrics; Geriatric Medicine. 1,922 pages.

The Oxford Textbook of Public Health is the ultimate resource on the subject of public health and epidemiology. With contributors drawn from across the world, offering perspectives from...

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