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Epidemiology, evidence, and practice

Robert C. Tasker, Robert J. McClure and Carlo L. Acerini

in Oxford Handbook of Paediatrics

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print January 2013 | ISBN: 9780199608300
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191742712 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199608300.003.0002

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

Epidemiology, evidence, and             practice

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Introduction 10

Descriptions in populations 10

Summary of study designs 11

Levels of evidence 12

Basics of statistics 14

Training and special knowledge skills 16

Useful websites and resources 18

References 18

The aim of this chapter is to provide the epidemiological information that we find useful in supporting our every-day clinical practice. You may have read an article and need a quick reference. Alternatively, you may want to examine some data published in a report and apply it to your work. Asking questions is a skill that you, the clinician, should develop. It is important to ask questions that fall into two main categories: ...

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Subjects: Paediatrics ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Epidemiology

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