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Emerging Infectious Diseases and the Threat to Occupational Health in the U.S. and Canada

William Charney
June 23, 2006

Hospitals in the US and Canada are ill-prepared for the threat of emerging infectious diseases, especially in the area of protecting healthcare workers, nurses, doctors, and first responders from transmissions. Current protocols from guideline agencies and health organizations and health...

Health Care Needs Assessment: The Epidemiologically Based Needs Assessment Reviews, v. 2, First Series

Andrew Stevens, James Raftery, Jonathan Mant, Sue Simpson
May 01, 2006

This new resource in the series provides vital perspectives across entire new disease and service areas not previously covered in other volumes. The books of the first and second series are well established as the key sources of data on needs assessment. Together, they describe the central role and...

Veterinary Clinical Epidemiology, Third Edition

Ronald D. Smith
September 07, 2005

While veterinary medicine has always valued the concepts and methods of epidemiology, they are virtually inseparable in today’s clinical practice. With access to an ever-expanding number of journals, as well as countless Internet sources, more and more veterinarians are practicing evidence-based...

Childhood Obesity: Contemporary Issues

Noel Cameron, Gerard Hastings, George Ellison
July 28, 2005

The consequences of childhood obesity are serious and far reaching, with both physical and psychological components that add to its complexity. Childhood Obesity: Contemporary Issues provides an up-to-date account of the increase of obesity in children, its causes, and its prevention. The expert...

Statistical Concepts and Applications in Clinical Medicine

John Aitchison, Jim W. Kay, Ian J. Lauder
October 28, 2004

Statistical Concepts and Applications in Clinical Medicine presents a unique, problem-oriented approach to using statistical methods in clinical medical practice through each stage of the clinical process, including observation, diagnosis, and treatment. The authors present each consultative...

Health Care Needs Assessment, First Series, Volume 2, Second Edition

Andrew Stevens, James Raftery, Jonathan Mant, Sue Simpson
June 30, 2004

Health care needs assessment provides information to plan, negotiate and change services for the better, and to improve health in other ways. The first edition of this series established itself as a key source on health care needs for specific conditions supported by the Department of Health. Now...

The Changing Face of Disease: Implications for Society

C.G. Nicholas Mascie-Taylor, Jean Peters, Stephen T. McGarvey
February 11, 2004

Disease is an ever-present threat faced by all human societies. Today, this concept has become an influential area of study known as the global burden of disease, which encompasses contemporary health concerns such as the economic costs of disease, the societal impact of illness in developing...

Prions and Mad Cow Disease

Brian K. Nunnally, Ira S. Krull
October 17, 2003

The alarm sounded by Canada's recently confirmed case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) has reaffirmed the exigency of establishing improved safeguards and more aggressive surveillance protocols in North America and around the world. Research converging on the probable causative...

Measurement Error and Misclassification in Statistics and Epidemiology: Impacts and Bayesian Adjustments

Paul Gustafson
September 25, 2003

Mismeasurement of explanatory variables is a common hazard when using statistical modeling techniques, and particularly so in fields such as biostatistics and epidemiology where perceived risk factors cannot always be measured accurately. With this perspective and a focus on both continuous and...

Clinical Audit and Epi Info

Antony Stewart, Jammi Rao
August 31, 2003

This book is designed to enable and encourage health professionals and family support workers to include fathers in the process of their work. It focuses on the enormous potential value of accessing men at a time they are known to be particularly receptive - before and after the birth - within the...

Statistics for Epidemiology

Nicholas P. Jewell
August 26, 2003

Statistical ideas have been integral to the development of epidemiology and continue to provide the tools needed to interpret epidemiological studies. Although epidemiologists do not need a highly mathematical background in statistical theory to conduct and interpret such studies, they do need more...

Drinking Water and Infectious Disease: Establishing the Links

Paul Raymond Hunter, Michael Waite, Elettra Ronchi
July 30, 2002

In many countries, considerable uncertainty still exists about the contribution of drinking water to sporadic cases of disease. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), in cooperation with the World Health Organization (WHO), led the Workshop on Molecular Technologies for...

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