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Mechanistic Evidence in Evidence-Based Medicine: a Conceptual Framework

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ISBN-10: 1492789496

ISBN-13: 9781492789499

Edition: N/A

Authors: U. S. Department Human Services, Agency for and Quality

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Interest has increased in recent years in "comparative effectiveness," that is, assessing the efficacy of new or established medical interventions, with particular emphasis on head to head comparisons of established therapies, or understanding their real-world performance. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs), while the ostensible gold standard for establishing efficacy and sometimes effectiveness, have well recognized liabilities, most notably the time and expense it often takes to mount them, as well as the sometimes limited scope of the questions they address. Alternatives to RCTs include a variety of observational designs. Those attracting considerable attention are typically derived…    
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Book details

List price: $19.99
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication date: 9/22/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 124
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.28" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English