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In addition to definitions of terms in classical field epidemiology, includes definitions of terms relevant to economic analysis (such as cost-utility benefit), statistical terms, and terms describing the design of clinical studies. A useful source for authors who want to be sure that their papers and abstracts designate study designs accurately, notably important now in structured abstracts. Many clinician-authors could use this dictionary to get straight the difference between incidence and cumulative incidence rate. A highly useful supplement to standard medical dictionaries. (EJH)
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A Dictionary of Epidemiology. Ann Intern Med. 1988;109:602. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-109-7-602_5
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1988;109(7):602.
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