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

by Andy 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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