Statistics for the Health Sciences: Getting Started

Health Sciences Statistics resource guide for University of Iowa students, residents, fellows & faculty

Journal Literature

Searching for review articles in PubMed

Go to the MEsh Database and search for Guillian-Barre Syndrome.  Select the subheadings  mortality (mo), statistics & numerical data (sn), economics (ec) and/or epidemiology (ep) search PubMed using these terms.  Once you get your list of journal articles select Limits then select Review under Publication Types narrow down your results.

 Examples:

In PubMed:
Guillain-Barre Syndrome/epidemiology[MeSH]
Guillain-Barre Syndrome/mortality"[MeSH])

Note: the subheading “epidemiology” includes incidence, frequency, prevalence, endemic and epidemic outbreaks. It also includes surveys and estimates of morbidity in geographic areas and in specified populations. This is not to be confused with the subject heading "epidemiology" which is the "field of medicine concerned with the determination of causes, incidence, and characteristic behavior of disease outbreaks affecting human populations."

Current Index to Statistics
The Current Index to Statistics is a bibliographic index to publications in statistics and related fields. References are drawn from 162 core journals (as of 2003) that are fully indexed, non-core journals from which articles are selected that have statistical content, proceedings and edited books, and other sources.

Print Resources at the Hardin Library

Many print statistical resources are available at the Hardin Library. Check the Reserve area, search the InfoHawk Catalog or ask at the Information Desk. General textbooks can be a good source of statistical information. View the footnotes, citations, and/or bibliography to find the original data source.

Selected print resources at Hardin Library:

Statistical Abstract of the United States
Location: Hardin Library Reserve HA202

Hospital Statistics from the American Hospital Association
Location: Hardin Library Reserve FOLIO RA981.A2 H58

Physician Characteristics & Distribution in the U.S. from the American Medical Association
Location: Hardin Library Reserve RA410.8.U5 P4

Physician Socioeconomic Statistics from the American Medical Association
Location: Hardin Library Reserve R729 .P49

Health Care State Rankings
Location: Hardin Library Reserve FOLIO RA407.3 .H42

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