The three main tasks of modern epidemiology: description, prediction and causal inference

  • Jose A. Calvache a. Editor in Chief, Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology. Bogotá, Colombia. b. Department of Anesthesiology, Universidad del Cauca. Popayán, Colombia. c. Department of Anesthesiology, Erasmus University Medical Center Rotterdam. Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
  • César Higgins Tejera a. Epidemiology Master’s Program, Universidad del Magdalena. Santa Marta, Colombia. b. Epidemiology Doctoral Program, University of Michigan. Michigan, United States.
Keywords: Epidemiología moderna, Descripción, Predicción, Inferencia causal


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