written on 22.04.2014

Epidemiological Estimates and Why We Need Them


In general, epidemiological estimates are approximated quantitative measurements, values or proportions derived from various sources and methods. In public health and clinical research, estimates are commonly used to describe the prevalence of disease in a population (i.e. disease burden), to understand the morbidity and mortality caused by specific pathogens (i.e. rate of transmissibility or case-fatality) […]