Field Trials of Health Interventions: A Toolbox

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Ever wonder how doctors know that certain medical treatments work for certain ailments? Go deeper into this inner world of medicine with Field Trials of Health Interventions. Medical researchers will appreciate the background research, explanations, and wealth of case studies this book provides about discovering health interventions.

Field Trials of Health Interventions

The world of medicine is constantly evolving. Field Trials of Health Interventions: A Toolbox explains how professionals can lead their own, thorough health studies to aid this progress. Scientists, doctors, and medical researchers conduct “field trials” to discover new methods for treating and preventing diseases. But new health interventions must undergo field trials; only then, they can enter disease control programs. However, field trials can be expensive and extremely labor-intensive, so not many have been documented. Therefore, this book is a crucially helpful, one-of-a-kind resource.

Field Trials of Health Interventions: A Toolbox goes in depth about the science of medicine for disease control. First, the textbook introduces different kinds of health interventions and explains how they were developed. These include preventive, therapeutic, and other interventions. For example, some preventive health measures include vaccines, nutrition, and drugs. Therapeutic measures include surgery and radiation treatment. Then, the book gives a detailed description on how to conduct experiments and analyze findings to present new interventions. It also covers the logistics of leading a trial and how to get resources.

About the Editors of Field Trials of Health Interventions

Peter G. Smith is a tropical epidemiology professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine’s Medical Research Council Tropical Epidemiology Group. Richard H. Morrow is an international health professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Department of International Health. David A. Ross is also an epidemiology and international public health professors at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine’s Medical Research Council Tropical Epidemiology Group. About the Authors of Field Trials of Health Interventions Tore Godal was director of Tropical Disease Research, the special programme for research and training in tropical diseases, otherwise known as TDR, from 1986 to 1998. John Reeder is the current director of TDR. Cesar Victora is president of the International Epidemiological Association. Jimmy Whitworth is director of the Wellcome Trust’s Department of Population Health.

Publisher: Independent
License: Attribution-NonCommercial

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