Contemporary Drug Information An Evidence-Based Approach

ISBN-10: 0781782805
ISBN-13: 9780781782807
Edition: 2008
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Book details

List price: $69.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date: 8/6/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 370
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 1.408

A Framework for Evaluating Contemporary Healthcare Information
Integrating Drug Information, Literature Evaluation, and Biostatistics to Provide Evidence-Based Pharmaceutical Care
The Triad of Skills
Integrating the Skill Triad into Routine Clinical Situations
Asking and Answering Drug Information Questions
A Systematic Approach to Providing Drug Information
Putting It all Together-Practicing the Systematic Approach
Ethics and Legalities of Providing Drug Information
Tools for Evaluating Contemporary Healthcare Information
Overview of Research Designs Used to Answer Drug Information Questions
Descriptive Research Designs
Observational Research Designs
Randomized Controlled Trial Study Designs
Pharmacoeconomics Study Designs
Systematic Reviews
Applying the Results from Healthcare Research Designs
Biostatistics Concepts-The Building Blocks for Evaluating Biostatistical Methods in Clinical Research
Properties of Variables
Distributions of Numbers
Describing Data
Foundations of Statistical Inference
Probability
Probability Distributions
Sampling Distributions
Hypothesis Testing
Putting It All Together-Understanding the Rationale for Statistical Inference
Effect Size of Statistically Significant Differences
Critical Appraisal of Evidence Derived from Cases
Case Study and Case Series Designs
The Case-Control Study Design
Expressing Associations Using Case-Control Study Designs
Analyzing Nominal and Ordinal Data
How to Evaluate Evidence from a Case-Control Study
Critical Appraisal of Evidence Derived from Cohorts and Surveys
Cohort Study Design
How to Evaluate Evidence from a Cohort Study Design
Relationships among Variables
Cross-Sectional Study Design
How to Evaluate a Cross-Sectional Study
Critical Appraisal of Evidence Derived from Randomized Controlled Clinical Trials
Types of Randomized Controlled Clinical Trials
Methodological Considerations
How to Evaluate Evidence from a Clinical Trial Design
How a Pharmacist Might Use Critical Evaluation of RCTs to Provide Drug Information
Critical Appraisal of Evidence Derived from Pharmacoeconomics Studies
The Pharmacoeconomics Question
The Research Question and General Information
Costs and Outcomes
Types of Pharmacoeconomics Analyses
Evidence and Data Collection
External Validity and Application to the Pharmacoeconomics Question
Critical Appraisal of Evidence Derived from Systematic Reviews
Quantitative Systematic Reviews (Meta-Analyses)
How to Evaluate a Meta-Analysis
Qualitative Systematic Reviews
Clinical Decision Making Using Contemporary Healthcare Information
Evaluating and Implementing Practice Guidelines
Limitations of Implementing Clinical Practice Guidelines
Methods for Clinical Practice Guideline Development
Evaluating Clinical Practice Guidelines
The Pharmacist's Role in Implementing Guidelines
Using Practice Guidelines to Make Clinical Decisions
Keeping Current with the Medical Literature-Becoming an Information Master
A Patient Centered Strategy for Distilling Clinically Relevant Information
Foraging through the Medical Literature
Maintaining Literature Evaluation Skills
Drug Information Tables
Statistical Tables
Reprints of Critiqued Articles
Glossary
Index

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