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Epidemiology, evidence, and practice 

Epidemiology, evidence, and practice
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Epidemiology, evidence, and practice
Author(s):

Robert C. Tasker

, Robert J. McClure

, and Carlo L. Acerini

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199608300.003.0002
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date: 10 April 2020

Introduction 10

Descriptions in populations 10

Summary of study designs 11

Levels of evidence 12

Basics of statistics 14

Training and special knowledge skills 16

Useful websites and resources 18

References 18

The aim of this chapter is to provide the epidemiological information that we find useful in supporting our every-day clinical practice. You may have read an article and need a quick reference. Alternatively, you may want to examine some data published in a report and apply it to your work. Asking questions is a skill that you, the clinician, should develop. It is important to ask questions that fall into two main categories: ...

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