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A useful supplement to standard medical dictionaries for persons interested in field or clinical epidemiology. Many definitions are substantially more informative than their standard dictionary counterparts. For example, the four types of prevalence are defined; the entry for problem-oriented medical record includes reference to Weed's classic description in The New England Journal of Medicine; the definitions for sensitivity and specificity include the formulas for calculating these indices. Includes short biographical notes on historic figures in epidemiology.
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A Dictionary of Epidemiology.. Ann Intern Med. 1983;99:584. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-99-4-584_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1983;99(4):584.
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