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Clinical Epidemiology: The Essentials [Paperback]

Robert H. Fletcher MD , Suzanne W. Fletcher MD MSc
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March 7, 2005 0781752159 978-0781752152 Fourth

This introduction to epidemiology helps medical, nursing, and pharmacy students develop a system to observe and assess outcomes in similar patient types, and then apply this knowledge of outcomes to improve future patient care. The Fourth Edition has been redesigned to enhance understanding with new illustrations, pedagogical tools, examples, and summary boxes.

According to a faculty member at the University of North Carolina, "This is one of the few books truly written for students of clinical epidemiology...I've used it in the past and would do so in the future. The book is comprehensive and takes a practical approach to explaining important topics."

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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: LWW; Fourth edition (March 7, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0781752159
  • ISBN-13: 978-0781752152
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 6.8 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #285,856 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A excelent book to the beginner October 25, 1997
Clinical Epidemiology has been considered the new 'Basic Science' to medical students. This book offers a excelent approach to main problems found by beginners in this vast field of knowledge like how to deal with Statistics and with the huge number of papers published. With a easy language this book is good option to get started in this branch of Medicine now called the 'Science of the Art'.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Essential textbook for health care professionals! January 28, 2003
Clinical Epidemiology has become a core element in the understanding and treatment of human illness. Defined as a method of generating valid conclusions from clinical observations, clinical epidemiology arms health practitioners with skills essential for modern health care. As a Physical Therapist (PT) I am often asked to render a diagnosis based on clinical hypotheses with "soft" measurements like pain, distress and function loss; how can I ensure that my diagnosis is correct? Traditional practice encourages the health care student to believe that knowing enough anatomy & physiology will somehow optimise health care outcomes. This book not only challenges that view but it also arms the reader with the knowledge and applicable skills to interpret research and also to ensure that any work you carry out is robust and in keeping with EBM principles. A highly recommended text and great value for money. A must for lecturers, student PT's and anyone who wonders how they can improve their critical analysis of health care practice. Don't treat patients without a copy on your shelf (assuming of course you read it...osmosis is NOT a recognised learning tool).
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The 'Essentials' 4th edition is an excellent book. This is my first class in epidemiology and am finding the examples in the book very useful. There is a alot of new vocabulary and they have all been bolded in the book for easy reading. The answers to the questions are in the back of the book which is nice.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very Good June 25, 2014
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This book is very good. It is even taught in the epidemiology course at Mayo Clinic Foundation for Medical Education and Research.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Must read November 28, 2013
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This book was priced well while being an important and useful reference for any epidemiologist or clinical researcher. Highly recommended.
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