Trajectory Analysis in Health Care 1st ed. 2018 Edition

Ebook Details


David W. Hollar

Year 2017
Pages 264
Publisher Springer
Language en
ISBN 9783319596259
File Size 3.75 MB
File Format PDF
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Ebook Description

This innovative volume introduces Trajectory Analysis, a new systems-based approach to measuring nonlinear dynamics in continuous change, to public health and epidemiology. It synthesizes influential strands of statistical and probability science (including chaos theory and catastrophe theory) to complement existing methods and models used in the health fields. The computational framework featured here pinpoints complex cause-and-effect processes in behavioral change as individuals and populations adjust to health interventions, with examples from neuroscience and cardiology. But this is no mere academic exercise, as the author illustrates how these methods can be harnessed toward finding real-world answers to longstanding public health problems, starting with treatment recidivism.