The Oxford Handbook of Epidemiology for Clinicians provides all the information required by students and junior doctors who need to understand and translate key epidemiological concepts into medical practice. Unlike standard textbooks in this area, the focus throughout is on clinical applications of epidemiological knowledge.
Divided into four sections, the handbook begins with the basics of epidemiology in the clinic, moving on to the theories behind evidence-based practice, discussions of optimum methods and studies, and then ends by looking at the epidemiology of common diseases. The material is presented in a logical manner, from problems to the most appropriate solutions or tools to be applied. Interesting topics such as controversies in prevention intervention encourage discussion and thought, and the authors
pose sensible and important questions throughout. This handbook is a must for all junior doctors, medical students, and clinicians who need to apply epidemiological concepts to day-to-day practice or who want a practical step-by-step guide to undertaking research, conducting reviews of evidence, or
writing up publications.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 226 g
Dimensions: 180 x 106 x 15 mm
The science is sound, and the coverage is comprehensive, as might be expected of the expert team of editors. The prose is easy to read, and the usual Handbook style lends itself to easy reference and a quick grasp of key points for each topic. The book is an extremely useful resource for young doctors in general clinical specialities. * Occupational Medicine *
As a hybrid between an introduction to epidemiology and a quick reference for use in clinical decision-making, this book provides a great deal of information in little space. As a quick reference for use in daily practice, it is unique. * Doody's Notes, August 2013 *
More than ever clinicians need to understand evidence. This handbook is an invaluable means for grasping the principles of epidemiology as applied to everyday clinical practice. It also makes the case for integrating evidence-based prevention into our work, and includes an excellent guide to the epidemiology of diseases. * From the Foreward by Professor the Lord Darzi of Denham PC, KBE *
This excellently written book packs in a lot of material in just under 400 pages. The authors have done a great job in focusing on the clinical relevance of the material and even include helpful tips on communicating bad prognoses to patients... It is an excellent aide-memoire and refresher. * Journal of Public Health *