Cover: An Application of Markov Processes to the Study of the Epidemiology of Mental Disease

An Application of Markov Processes to the Study of the Epidemiology of Mental Disease

Published 1954

by Andrew W. Marshall, Herbert Goldhamer

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A presentation of several methods (developed in studies of mental disease) for determining certain epidemiological parameters that are not directly observable or that can be secured only by expensive and time-consuming field surveys. The simple models of the process involved in the passage from sanity to insanity, hospitalization and death provide some picture of the underlying process that generates a given incidence rate.

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