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By John M. Last

ISBN-10: 0195141687

ISBN-13: 9780195141689

ISBN-10: 0195141695

ISBN-13: 9780195141696

Dictionary making by no means ends simply because languages are regularly altering. well-known in the course of the international, this publication will proceed to function the normal English-language dictionary of epidemiology in its Fourth variation. It covers all of the universal phrases utilized in epidemiology and plenty of from similar fields similar to biostatistics, infectious sickness regulate, future health advertising, genetics, medical epidemiology, wellbeing and fitness economics, and clinical ethics. The definitions are transparent and concise, yet there's area for a few short essays and discussions of the provenance of significant phrases. subsidized via the foreign Epidemiological organization, the dictionary represents the consensus of epidemiologists in lots of varied nations. the entire definitions have been reviewed again and again via a world community of participants from each significant department of epidemiology. they're authoritative with no being authoritarian. The Fourth version comprises good over one hundred fifty new entries and sizeable revisions of concerning the comparable variety of definitions, plus a dozen new illustrations. a few of the new phrases relate to equipment utilized in environmental and medical epidemiology.

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AmJEpidemiol 1992; 135:10421050. 7 Sartwell P. On the methodology of investigations of etiologic factors in chronic diseases—further comments. , to assess the effect of medication use on the short-term risk of myocardial infarction. 'Maclure M. The case-crossover design: A method for studying transient effects on the risk of acute events. AmJEpidemiol 1991; 133:144-153. CASE DEFINITION A set of diagnostic criteria that must be fulfilled in order to identify a person as a case of a particular disease.

See also ATTRIBUTABLE FRACTION (POPULATION). ATTRIBUTABLE RISK (POPULATION) This term has been used with different connotations to denote the attributable fraction in the population and the population excess risk. See also ATTRIBUTABLE FRACTION (POPULATION); POPULATION EXCESS RATE. ATTRIBUTE A qualitative characteristic of an individual or item. AUDIT An examination or review that establishes the extent to which a condition, process, or performance conforms to predetermined standards or criteria.

The unpredictable course of some epidemics and metastases in many kinds of cancer accord with chaos theory. CHART The medical dossier of a patient. See also INFORMATION SYSTEM; MEDICAL RECORD. CHECK DIGIT A single digit, derived from a multidigit number such as a case identification number, that is used as a screening test for transcription errors. CHEMOPROPHYLAXIS The administration of a chemical, including antibiotics, to prevent the development of an infection or the progression of an infection to active manifest disease.

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