This completely revised and updated edition of an outstanding text enables students and health care systems managers to keep pace with the explosion of information currently available in the field, stressing its importance for epidemiology. It addresses the fundamental knowledge of epidemiological methods and statistics that can be applied to evolving systems, programs, technologies, and policies.Epidemiology and Delivery of Health Care Services examines the complex challenges that health care managers face in furnishing high-technology health services; services in response to environmental threats; and in managing clinical research enterprises and provides the necessary new tools for decision making in these areas.Offering insights into epidemiological applications both globally and locally, this new edition:-Incorporates an international perspective as well as the most recent data available on health trends in the U.S.-Presents new chapters on causal thinking, economics, ethics, and web resources among other topics.-Analyzes data on multinational increases in poverty and longevity.-Details the control of transmissible diseases.-Explains quality management, the formulation of public policy, and the evaluation of healthcare system performance.-And more.

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