Category Archives: Statistics

Epidemiology and surveillance 101 – tutorial notes

Epidemiology and surveillance 101 Ferguson 2019  From the John Hunter Hospital 2019 Infectious Diseases tutorial program. References  The art of medicine- The singular science of John Snow – Lancet 2013 – an excellent 2 page overview of the ‘father’ of … Continue reading

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Outbreaks unpacked- recent tutorial material

The online Field Epidemiological Manual is an essential resource.  Here are the 10 steps, and 10 pitfalls list we went through. This is a great survey of the wider topic from a local leading thinker:  Outbreak-insights-looke-2012. EpiInfo is the free CDC software … Continue reading

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Example template for documenting significant bloodstream infections

Suggested format for documenting significant BSI for later analyses.  Sub documents with key definitions will be provided soon. Print this sheet onto a single A4 page and maintain a records folder. Include documentation of the clinical liaison process as below. … Continue reading

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UK Critical Appraisal Skills Programme (CASP) – Making sense of evidence

This is an excellent starting place for clinicians who seek to read the literature critically. CASP was initiated in 1993 in response to the need for developing skills in health care staff to meet the challenge of Evidence Based Medicine.  The … Continue reading

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