This book is an overview, once over lightly, of a large number of topics ("application of epidemiologic techniques to studies of diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment, to evaluation of health services, and to assessment of risks and benefits") in clinical epidemiology and statistics. Although the author says that his audience consists of all clinicians, the primary audience appears to be medical students. Judging from the positive response I got when having medical students read a chapter each, the book succeeds well in reaching and informing that audience. Clinical investigators may be the secondary audience, and there are sections that will be of value to them as well.
There are nine chapters about epidemiologic research design, six chapters about statistics, and four chapters on special topics, namely, diagnostic tests, decision analysis, survival analysis, and causality. Some important areas that are covered very well in this book are, by contrast, not even mentioned