Studying a Study and Testing a Test How to Read the Medical Evidence

ISBN-10: 0781745764
ISBN-13: 9780781745765
Edition: 5th 2005 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $70.00
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date: 10/25/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 328
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.870
Language: English

Presenting step-by-step analysis to critical and efficient reading of medical literature, this text demonstrates how to evaluate clinical studies, identify flaws in study design, interpret statistics and apply evidence from clinical research in practice.

Preface : putting progress into practice
Introduction and flaw-catching exercise
Studying a study
Types of studies and the M.A.A.R.I.E. framework
Method
Assignment
Assessment
Results
Interpretation
Extrapolation
Randomized clinical trials
Database research : nonconcurrent cohort studies
Meta-analysis
Questions to ask and flaw-catching exercises
Testing a test
Method
Assignment
Assessment
Results
Interpretation
Extrapolation
Screening
Questions to ask and flaw-catching exercises
Rating a rate
Method and assignment
Assessment
Results
Interpretation and extrapolation
Life expectancy
Questions to ask and flaw-catching exercises
Considering costs and evaluating effectiveness
Introduction and method
Assignment
Assessment
Results
Interpretation
Extrapolation
Questions to ask an flaw-catching exercises
A guide to the guidelines
Method
Assignment
Assessment
Results
Interpretation
Extrapolation and questions to ask
Selecting a statistic
Basic principles
Univariable analysis
Bivariable analysis
Multivariable analysis
Selecting a statistic flowcharts

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