Comprehensive, concise, and clinically oriented introduction to the subject of epidemiology. Introduces students to the principles of evidence based medicine, helps them to develop and apply methods of clinical observation in order to form accurate conclusions. Intended primarily for medical students taking their first course in epidemiology/publichealth/biostatistics.
Tension - between efforts to make medical practice more scientific and the suspicions of many clinicians - has caused one of the greatest practical and ethical challenges in the history of the health professions. This book reviews the history and conceptual origins of evidence-based practice and discusses key ethical issues that arise in clinical practice, public health and health policy