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How to Read a Paper: The Basics of Evidence-Based Medicine by Trisha GreenhalghThe best-selling introduction to evidence-based medicine In a clear and engaging style, How to Read a Paper demystifies evidence-based medicine and explains how to critically appraise published research and also put the findings into practice. An ideal introduction to evidence-based medicine, How to Read a Paper explains what to look for in different types of papers and how best to evaluate the literature and then implement the findings in an evidence-based, patient-centred way. Helpful checklist summaries of the key points in each chapter provide a useful framework for applying the principles of evidence-based medicine in everyday practice. This fifth edition has been fully updated with new examples and references to reflect recent developments and current practice. It also includes two new chapters on applying evidence-based medicine with patients and on the common criticisms of evidence-based medicine and responses. How to Read a Paper is a standard text for medical and nursing schools as well as a friendly guide for everyone wanting to teach or learn the basics of evidence-based medicine.
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Publication Date: 2014-02-26
Users' Guides to the Medical Literature by Gordon Guyatt; Drummond Rennie; Deborah Cook; Maureen MeadeThe #1 guide to the principles and clinical applications of evidence-based medicine has just gotten better! A Doody's Core Title ESSENTIAL PURCHASE for 2011! No other resource helps you to put key evidence-based medicine protocols into daily clinical practice better than Users' Guides to the Medical Literature. An instant classic in its first edition, this detailed, yet highly readable reference demystifies the statistical, analytical, and clinical principles of evidence-based medicine, giving you a hands-on, practical resource that no other text can match. Here, you'll learn how to distinguish solid medical evidence from poor medical evidence, devise the best search strategies for each clinical question, critically appraise the medical literature, and optimally tailor evidence-based medicine for each patient. The new second edition of this landmark resource is now completely revised and refreshed throughout, with expanded coverage of both basic and advanced issues in using evidence-based medicine in clinical practice. FEATURES: Completely revised and updated to reflect the enormous expansion in medical research and evidence-based resources since the first edition Innovative organization guides you from the fundamentals of using the medical literature to the more advanced strategies and skills for use in every day patient care situations Abundant and current real-world examples drawn from the medical literature are woven throughout, and include important related principles and pitfalls in using medical literature in patient care decisions Practical focus on the key issues in evidence-based practice: What are the results? Are the results valid? How to I apply to results to the care of my patients? More than 60 internationally recognized editors and contributors from the U.S., Canada, South America, Europe, and Asia -- the best of the best in the discipline NEW coverage on how to: --Avoid being misled by biased presentations of research findings --Interpret the significance of clinical trials that are discontinued early --Influence clinician behavior to improve patient care --Apply key strategies for teaching evidence-based medicine Also look for JAMAevidence.com, a new interactive database for the best practice of evidence based medicine.
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Publication Date: 2008-05-21
Clinical Evidence Made Easy by D. Jackson; M. Harris; G. TaylorClinical Evidence Made Easyscores maximum 100 and 5 stars on Doody's (Sept 2014)! Here's what the reviewer said: "This is one of a number of basic science books on evidence-based medicine and a very good addition to the library. The authors present the concepts in a unique and simple way that is easy to read and understand." Clinical Evidence MadeEasyis a concise andaccessible introduction for any healthcare professional looking to understandclinical data sources. As clinical evidence becomes increasingly important in healthcare it is vitalthat healthcare professionals can read, analyse and understand the clinicaldata being presented. This book will equip the reader with the core skills andknowledge to make sense of the clinical evidence, without over-burdening themwith information and jargon. Building on the successof the other ‘Made Easy’ books (Medical Statistics Made Easy, HealthcareEconomics Made Easy, Practice Accounts Made Easy), this is a book fornon-specialists who need knowledge of the key tools and techniques so they canunderstand the clinical data, but who have no need to become experts in thesubject. Clinical Evidence MadeEasywill enable healthcareworkers in all fields to understand and implement the results from clinicaltrials, clinical journals and other data sources with confidence.
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Publication Date: 2014-05-15
Statistics Done Wrong by Alex ReinhartScientific progress depends on good research, and good research needs good statistics. But statistical analysis is tricky to get right, even for the best and brightest of us. You'd be surprised how many scientists are doing it wrong. Statistics Done Wrong is a pithy, essential guide to statistical blunders in modern science that will show you how to keep your research blunder-free. You'll examine embarrassing errors and omissions in recent research, learn about the misconceptions and scientific politics that allow these mistakes to happen, and begin your quest to reform the way you and your peers do statistics. You'll find advice on: Asking the right question, designing the right experiment, choosing the right statistical analysis, and sticking to the plan How to think about p values, significance, insignificance, confidence intervals, and regression Choosing the right sample size and avoiding false positives Reporting your analysis and publishing your data and source code Procedures to follow, precautions to take, and analytical software that can help Scientists: Read this concise, powerful guide to help you produce statistically sound research. Statisticians: Give this book to everyone you know. The first step toward statistics done right is Statistics Done Wrong.
REFLECT stands for Reporting guidElines For randomized controLled trials for livEstoCk and food safeTy. It is an evidence-based minimum set of items for trials reporting production, health, and food-safety outcomes.