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Causation and causal inference

Katherine J. Hoggatt and Sander Greenland.

in Oxford Textbook of Public Health

September 2009; p ublished online March 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology; Medical Statistics and Methodology; Epidemiology. 7099 words.

This chapter offers an introduction to causal inference theory as relevant to public health research. Causal inference can be viewed as a prediction problem, addressing the question of what...

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Health impact assessment and burden of zoonotic diseases

Christine M. Budke, Hélène Carabin and Paul R. Torgerson.

in Oxford Textbook of Zoonoses

P ublished online July 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology; Infectious Diseases; Medical Statistics and Methodology; Epidemiology. 7083 words.

Numerous zoonotic diseases cause morbidity, mortality and productivity losses in both humans and animal populations. Recent studies suggest that these diseases can produce large societal...

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Mathematical models of transmission and control

Roy M. Anderson, T. Déirdre Hollingsworth and D. James Nokes.

in Oxford Textbook of Public Health

September 2009; p ublished online March 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology; Medical Statistics and Methodology; Epidemiology. 24489 words.

The aim of this chapter is to show how simple mathematical models of the transmission of infectious agents within human communities can aid the interpretation of observed epidemiological...

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Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine

Edited by Geoffrey Hanks, Nathan I. Cherny, Nicholas A. Christakis, Marie Fallon, Stein Kaasa and Russell K. Portenoy.

P ublished online March 2011 .

Book. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; History of Medicine; Pharmacology; Public Health and Epidemiology; Infectious Diseases; Epidemiology; Medical Statistics and Methodology; Medical Oncology; Medical Ethics; Nursing Skills; Occupational Therapy; Arts Therapies; Dietetics; Physiotherapy; Speech and Language Therapy; Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics; Paediatrics; Communication Skills; Clinical Science; Pain Medicine; Clinical Radiology; Interventional Radiology; Psychiatry; Gastroenterology; Dermatology; Genito-urinary Medicine; Endocrinology and Diabetes; Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology; Neurology; Cardiovascular Medicine; Nephrology; Critical Care; Geriatric Medicine; Rehabilitation Medicine; Professional Development in Medicine. 1704 pages.

The Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine is the definitive textbook on the subject. The book is used across the world by the wide range of health care professionals involved in the care...

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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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Oxford Textbook of Zoonoses

Edited by S.R. Palmer, Lord Soulsby, Paul Torgerson and David W. G. Brown.

P ublished online July 2011 .

Book. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology; Infectious Diseases; Epidemiology; History of Medicine; Medical Toxicology; Medical Statistics and Methodology; Pharmacology. 904 pages.

The Oxford Textbook of Zoonoses comprehensively provides a systematic, cross disciplinary approach to the science and control of all zoonoses - diseases naturally transmissible between...

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Public health surveillance

Ruth L. Berkelman, Patrick S. Sullivan and James W. Buehler.

in Oxford Textbook of Public Health

September 2009; p ublished online March 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology; Medical Statistics and Methodology; Epidemiology. 15872 words.

Public health surveillance is the epidemiological foundation for modern public health. Surveillance data resulting from the continuous monitoring of the occurrence of a disease or condition...

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Statistical methods

Gail Williams.

in Oxford Textbook of Public Health

September 2009; p ublished online March 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology; Medical Statistics and Methodology; Epidemiology. 19371 words.

Statistics is the study of mathematically based techniques used to collect, analyse, and interpret quantitative data. In public health, this occurs in a complex of biological, clinical,...

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Systematic reviews and meta-analysis

Matthias Egger, George Davey Smith and Jonathan Sterne.

in Oxford Textbook of Public Health

September 2009; p ublished online March 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology; Medical Statistics and Methodology; Epidemiology. 15623 words.

Systematic reviews are ‘studies of studies’ that are done using a systematic approach to minimize bias and random error. Similar to other research, the problem to be addressed and the...

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Validity and bias in epidemiological research

Sander Greenland.

in Oxford Textbook of Public Health

September 2009; p ublished online March 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology; Medical Statistics and Methodology; Epidemiology. 21045 words.

Some of the major concepts of validity and bias in epidemiological research are outlined in this chapter. The contents are organized in four main sections: Validity in statistical...

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