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A dictionary of epidemiology / ed. for the International Epidemiological Association by Miquel Porta

Material type: materialTypeLabelBook; Format: print Publisher: Oxford : Oxford Univ. Press, 2014Edition: 6th ed.Description: 344 p.ISBN: 9780195314496; 0195314492.Subject(s): Epidemiología -- Diccionarios
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The new, completely revised, and updated edition of this classic text --sponsored by the International Epidemiological Association (IEA) and previously edited by John Last-- remains the definitive dictionary in epidemiology worldwide. In fact, with contributions from over 220 epidemiologistsand other users of epidemiology from around the globe, it is more than a dictionary: it includes explanations and comments on both core epidemiologic terms and on other scientific terms relevant to all professionals in clinical medicine and public health, as well as to professionals in the otherhealth, life, and social sciences. Anyone seeking clarity on epidemiologic and methodological definitions important to human health will find it here. On the eve of a field trip to a foreign land, a health scientist remarked that if he had to limit his professional library to one volume onepidemiology, this would be the book he would choose.

The new edition of this classic text remains the definitive dictionary in epidemiology. In fact, it is more than a dictionary, with some reviewers remarking that if they had to limit their professional library to one volume, this would be the book they would choose. In the complex field of epidemiology, the definition and concise explanation of terms is a key to understanding epidemiologic concepts, and the dictionary goes beyond simple definitions, as it place each term firmly and clearly in its fuller epidemiologic context. The new edition sees Miguel Porta as editor, with the legendary John Last remaining as associate editor. There are a large number of new terms, and the new edition features new artwork and fresh, new, clean design.

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Editor Porta, who has now edited the two most recent editions of this dictionary (5th ed., CH, Feb'09, 46-3007) notes that the current "methodological 'revolution'" has led to "profound changes" in the sixth edition. As he explains, changes are evident in how the epidemiology community perceives seemingly basic concepts, such as risk, bias, and "confounding," which--along with many other terms--now have refined definitions. Furthermore, methods-related terms have been expanded and new terms added from biostatistics, clinical epidemiology, and other burgeoning fields with ties to epidemiology. As was true of the previous edition, definitions continue to be well-referenced, with--in this case--a list of more than 800 sources in the combined bibliography and reference sections. Cross-references are frequent, and charts, tables, graphs, and equations are used when necessary to highlight a concept. The International Epidemiological Association continues to sponsor the work and to use its influence and publishing arms to draw in an impressive list of contributors. All this is to emphasize the need for and excellence of this new edition. It is a well-constructed dictionary and one worthy of inclusion in libraries that serve a scientific/research community. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Lower-division undergraduates through professionals/practitioners. --Mark P. MacEachern, University of Michigan

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Miquel Porta is a Professor and Head of the Clinical and Molecular Epidemiology of Cancer Unit, Institut Municipal d'Investigaci'o M`edica, Professor of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Universitat Aut`onoma de Barcelona and Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology at the University of NorthCarolina at Chapel Hill.

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