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Painless Evidence-Based Medicine, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-119-19624-2
166 pages
March 2017, Wiley-Blackwell
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This updated edition of Painless Evidence-Based Medicine presents basic concepts and application of research statistics in simple and practical manner creating an introductory approach to the complex and technical subject of evidence-based medicine from experienced teachers.
  • A simplified introductory approach to the complex and technical subject of evidence-based medicine from experienced teachers 
  • Approaches learning from the vantage point of clinical questions on therapy, diagnosis, prognosis or harm rather than the framework of study designs
  • Provides tables and boxed case studies throughout highlighting key topics, or difficult issues, in an easy to read manner
  • Emphasizes applicability of EBM, encouraging readers to dissect the evidence and how results can be applied to individual patients with different circumstances, varying values and preferences
  • New to the Second Edition are chapters on health screening, clinical practice guidelines, and major updates incorporating recommended trial criteria
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Table of Contents

List of Contributors vii

Foreword to the First Edition xi

Foreword to the Second Edition xvii

Preface xix

1 Introduction 1

2 Evaluation of Articles on Therapy 12

3 Evaluation of Articles on Diagnosis 38

4 Evaluation of Articles on Harm 58

5 Evaluation of Articles on Prognosis 74

6 Evaluation of Systematic Reviews 87

7 Evaluation of Clinical Practice Guidelines 100

8 Evaluation of Articles on Health Screening 112

9 Literature Searches 122

Index 139

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