"Now in its Fourth Edition, Clinical Epidemiology: The Essentials is a comprehensive, concise, and clinically oriented introduction to the subject of epidemiology. Written by expert educators, this text introduces students to the principles of evidence-based medicine that will help them develop and apply methods of clinical observation in order to form accurate conclusions. The Fourth Edition includes more complete coverage of systematic reviews and knowledge management, as well as other key topics such as abnormality, diagnosis, frequency and risk, prognosis, treatment, prevention, chance, studying cases and cause. Intended primarily for medical students taking their first course in epidemiology/public health/biostatistics, the comprehensive coverage and clinical examples also make this a perfect reference for residents and clinicians. The straightforward and concise writing style also make the book a good fit for nursing, veterinary medicine, and allied health students."--BOOK JACKET.