Users' Guides to the Medical Literature Essentials of Evidence-Based Clinical Practice

ISBN-10: 0071590382

ISBN-13: 9780071590389

Edition: 2nd 2008

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The "essential" companion to the landmark "Users' Guides to the Medical Literature" - completely revised and updated! Evidence-based medicine involves the careful interpretation of medical studies and its clinical application. And no resource helps you do it better-and faster-than "Users' Guides to the Medical Literature: Essentials of Evidence-Based Clinical Practice," This streamlined reference distills the most clinically-relevant coverage from the parent "Users' Guide" into one highly-focused, portable resource. Praised for its clear explanations of detailed statistical and mathematical principles, "The Essentials" concisely covers all the basic concepts of evidence-based medicine--everything you need to deliver optimal patient care. It's a perfect at-a-glance source for busy clinicians and students, helping you distinguish between solid medical evidence and poor medical evidence, tailor evidence-based medicine for each patient, and much more. Now in its second edition, this carry-along quick reference is more clinically relevant-and more essential-than ever! FEATURES Completely revised and updated with all new coverage of the basic issues in evidence-based medicine in patient care Abundant real-world examples drawn from the medical literature are woven throughout, and include important related principles and pitfalls in using clinical research in patient care decisions Edited by over 60 internationally recognized editors and contributors from around the globe Also look for JAMAevidence.com, a new interactive database for the best practice of evidence based medicine.
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Book details

List price: $56.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 6/11/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 380
Size: 4.50" wide x 7.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Gordon Guyatt, MD, Deputy Editor, JAMA; Professor of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Drummond Rennie, MD, Professor of Medicine, UCSF School of Medicine, San Francisco, CA Maureen Meade, MD, Department of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Deborah Cook, MD, Department of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

Foreword
Preface
Contributors
How to use the medical literature and this book to improve your patient care
The Philosophy of Evidence-Based Medicine
What Is the Question?
Finding the Evidence
Why Study Results Mislead: Bias and Random Error
Therapy
Does treatment lower risk? Understanding the Results
Confidence Intervals
Harm
The Process of Diagnosis
Differential Diagnosis
Diagnostic Tests
Prognosis
Summarizing the Evidence
How to Use a Patient Management Recommendation
Glossary
Index
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