By John M. Last
Dictionary making by no means ends simply because languages are continually altering. time-honored in the course of the global, this ebook will proceed to function the normal English-language dictionary of epidemiology in its Fourth version. It covers all of the universal phrases utilized in epidemiology and plenty of from similar fields similar to biostatistics, infectious illness keep watch over, future health promoting, genetics, scientific epidemiology, wellbeing and fitness economics, and clinical ethics. The definitions are transparent and concise, yet there's house for a few short essays and discussions of the provenance of significant phrases. backed via the foreign Epidemiological organization, the dictionary represents the consensus of epidemiologists in lots of assorted nations. the entire definitions have been reviewed time and again through a global community of participants from each significant department of epidemiology. they're authoritative with no being authoritarian. The Fourth variation comprises good over one hundred fifty new entries and immense revisions of concerning the related variety of definitions, plus a dozen new illustrations. a number of the new phrases relate to equipment utilized in environmental and scientific epidemiology.
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The actual and the specular distribution, and some assumptions, including a rare-disease assumption, a relative risk estimate for the effect of exposure can be calculated, much as it can for a case control study, albeit with different assumptions. 1 l Zaffanella L E, et al. 1 ^uissa S. The case-time-control design. Epidemiology 1995; 6:248 CASUISTRY A method of decision making, especially in ethics, based on experience with and decisions about similar cases in the past. This contrasts with ethical decision making that is based on ethical principles.
Bias in analytic research. / Chronic Dis 1979; 32:51-63. BIAS, ASCERTAINMENT See ASCERTAINMENT BIAS. BIAS, BERKSON'S See BERKSON'S BIAS. BIAS, DESIGN See DESIGN BIAS. BIAS, DETECTION See DETECTION BIAS. BIAS, INFORMATION (Syn: observational bias) See INFORMATION BIAS. BIAS, BIAS, BIAS, BIAS, BIAS, BIAS, INTERVIEWER See INTERVIEWER BIAS. "LEAD-TIME" See LEAD-TIME BIAS. See also ZERO TIME SHIFT. LENGTH See LENGTH BIAS. MEASUREMENT See MEASUREMENT BIAS. OBSERVER See OBSERVER BIAS. See also OBSERVER VARIATION.
In epidemiologic practice and research, this principle is central to the concept of INFORMED CONSENT. , risks related to contagious disease, and with the need for access to personally identifiable health-related data and information. See also CONFIDENTIALITY; PRIVACY. , for study of natural history of disease and trends in frequency of disease. Autopsies are done on nonrandomly selected persons in the population and findings should therefore be generalized only with great caution. AVERAGE Distribution of aggregate inequalities in a series among all the members of the series, so as to equalize them.