Measurement of Burden in a Population, Including Epidemiologic Measures of Occurrence
Measures of disease are based on three components: the number of cases (numerator) the number of persons at risk (denominator) and the relevant duration of risk. Definition of these measures is straightforward, but measurement in a real population can present challenges for the investigator.
KeywordsDisease burden Incidence Incidence rate Prevalence Outcomes measures Risk
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