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Users' guides to the medical literature : essentials of evidence-based clinical practice /
editors, Gordon Guyatt ... [et al.].
edition
2nd ed.
imprint
New York : McGraw-Hill Medical, c2008.
description
359 p. ; 18 cm.
ISBN
0071590382 (pbk. : alk. paper), 9780071590389 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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imprint
New York : McGraw-Hill Medical, c2008.
isbn
0071590382 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780071590389 (pbk. : alk. paper)
contents note
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.
catalogue key
6678840
 
Includes bibliographical references.
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"This second edition is even better than the original. Information is easier to find and the additional resources that will be available at www.JAMAevidence.com will provide readers with a one-stop source for evidence-based medicine. 5 Stars! "-- Doody's Review Service
"This second edition is even better than the original. Information is easier to find and the additional resources that will be available at www.JAMAevidence.com will provide readers with a one-stop source for evidence-based medicine.5 Stars!"--Doody's Review Service
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Bowker Data Service Summary
Praised for its clear explanations of detailed statistical and mathematical principles, this text concisely covers both basic and advanced concepts in using evidence-based medicine, everything you need to deliver optimal patient care.
Long Description
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.
Main Description
The €Œessential€¥ 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 a one highly-focused, portable resource. Praised for its clear explanations of detailed statistical and mathematical principles, The Essentials concisely covers both basic and advanced concepts in using evidence-based medicine-everything you need to deliver optimal patient care.
Main Description
The "essential" companion to the landmark Users' Guides to the Medical Literature - completely revised and updated! 5 STAR DOODY'S REVIEW! "This second edition is even better than the original. Information is easier to find and the additional resources that will be available at www.JAMAevidence.com will provide readers with a one-stop source for evidence-based medicine."-- Doody's Review Service 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 Manual 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.
Main Description
The "essential" companion to the landmarkUsers' Guides to the Medical Literature- completely revised and updated!5 STAR DOODY'S REVIEW! "This second edition is even better than the original. Information is easier to find and the additional resources that will be available at www.JAMAevidence.com will provide readers with a one-stop source for evidence-based medicine."--Doody's Review ServiceEvidence-based medicine involves the careful interpretation of medical studies and its clinical application. And no resource helps you do it better-and faster-thanUsers' Guides to the Medical Literature: Essentials of Evidence-Based Clinical Practice.This streamlined reference distills the most clinically-relevant coverage from the parentUsers' Guide Manualinto one highly-focused, portable resource. Praised for its clear explanations of detailed statistical and mathematical principles,The Essentialsconcisely 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.
Table of Contents
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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