Accession Number : AD0604134

Title :   AN APPLICATION OF MARKOV PROCESSES TO THE STUDY OF THE EPIDEMIOLOGY OF MENTAL DISEASE,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Marshall,Andrew W. ; Goldhamer,Herbert

Report Date : 21 SEP 1954

Pagination or Media Count : 52

Abstract : In the studies the emphasis is on the applied mathematical statistics and model construction of simple Markov processes. The models are very simple ones and in their present form are intended only to provide rough estimates of certain epidemiological parameters that are not directly observable or that can be secured only by expensive and time-consuming field surveys. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MENTAL DISORDERS, EPIDEMIOLOGY), (*MATHEMATICAL MODELS, STATISTICAL PROCESSES), PSYCHOSES, TABLES(DATA), PROBABILITY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE