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Current Concepts Review - Principles of Epidemiology for the Orthopaedic Surgeon*
ROBERT M. SZABO, M.D., M.P.H.†, SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA
J Bone Joint Surg Am, 1998 Jan 01;80(1):111-20
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It has been stated that "`the object of any science is the accumulation of systematized verifiable knowledge,' and that this is to be achieved through `observation, experiment and thought.'"12 Orthopaedists are concerned primarily with individual patients; epidemiologists study the occurrence of disease or other health-related conditions or events in defined populations26. Epidemiological research is based on the systematic collection of observations related to the phenomenon of interest in a defined population. These data then are subjected to quantification, which includes the measurement of random variables, the estimation of population parameters, and the statistical testing of hypotheses22.
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