Chapter 3. Models of Disease

  1. Chris Del Mar1,
  2. Jenny Doust2 and
  3. Paul Glasziou3

Published Online: 26 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470750568.ch3

Clinical Thinking: Evidence, Communication and Decision-Making

Clinical Thinking: Evidence, Communication and Decision-Making

How to Cite

Del Mar, C., Doust, J. and Glasziou, P. (eds) (2006) Models of Disease, in Clinical Thinking: Evidence, Communication and Decision-Making, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Malden, Massachusetts, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470750568.ch3

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Bond University, Queensland, Australia

  2. 2

    University of Queensland, Queensland, Australia

  3. 3

    University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780727917416

Online ISBN: 9780470750568

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Keywords:

  • models of disease;
  • cause-and-effect;
  • outcomes;
  • melanocytic naevi;
  • eponymous

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Cause-and-effect

  • Other cause-and-effect models

  • Empirical disease models

  • Edge-of-the-distribution illness: normal and abnormal

  • Non-diseases

  • Changes in ‘normal’ over the ages

  • Self-perpetuating illness