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Epidemiology 

Epidemiology
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Epidemiology
Author(s):

Anthony B. Ward

, Michael P. Barnes

, Sandra C. Stark

, and Sarah Ryan

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199550524.003.0002
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date: 22 September 2019

Introduction 26

Incidence and prevalence of a condition 26

International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) 28

Application of the Office for Population, Censuses and Surveys 30

How does epidemiological information help us? 32

Epidemiology is the study of patterns of disease occurrence in populations and of factors that influence these patterns. Knowledge of epidemiology is linked with the natural history of a disease or condition, and is therefore relevant to clinical practice. It is also relevant to Rehabilitation Medicine, as it categorizes how people with disabilities function....

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