Epidemiology

  • Michael R. Hayden

Abstract

Epidemiology is the study of the distribution and causes of health impairment in human populations. In contrast to the clinician, whose primary interest is the individual patient, the epidemiologist focuses on groups of persons. Epidemiological studies are, however, not confined to the determination of disease frequency and may incorporate an evaluation of the measures that need to be taken to improve health.

Keywords

Europe Pneumonia Dementia Neurol Venezuela 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael R. Hayden
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Clinical GeneticsChildren’s Hospital Medical CenterBostonUSA

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