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Users' guides to the medical literature [electronic resource] : a manual for evidence-based clinical practice /
editors, Drummond Rennie ... [et al.].
edition
2nd ed.
imprint
New York : McGraw Hill Medical, c2008.
description
xxiii, 836 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
007159034X (pbk. : alk. paper), 9780071590341 (pbk. : alk. paper)
format(s)
Book
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added author
imprint
New York : McGraw Hill Medical, c2008.
isbn
007159034X (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780071590341 (pbk. : alk. paper)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
8093691
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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This detailed, yet highly readable reference demystifies the statistical, analytical, and clinical principles of evidence-based medicine. This second edition includes expanded coverage of both basic and advanced issues in using evidence-based medicine in clinical practice.
Long Description
The #1 guide to the principles and clinical applications of evidence-based medicine has just gotten better! 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? Edited by over 60internationally recognized editors and contributors from the U.S., Canada, South America, Europe, and Asia-the best of the best in the discipline NEW, Current, authoritative content covering 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; And more Also look for JAMAevidence.com, a new interactive database for the best practice of evidence based medicine.
Main Description
The #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.
Main Description
The #1 guide to the principles and clinical applications of evidence-based medicine has just gotten better! A Doody's Core Title ESSENTIAL PURCHASE! 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.
Main Description
The #1 guide to the principles and clinical applications of evidence-based medicine has just gotten better!A Doody's Core Title ESSENTIAL PURCHASE!No other resource helps you to put key evidence-based medicine protocols into daily clinical practice better thanUsers' 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 updatedto reflect the enormous expansion in medical research and evidence-based resources since the first edition Innovative organizationguides 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 currentreal-world examplesdrawn from the medical literature are woven throughout, and include important related principles and pitfalls in using medical literature in patient care decisions Practical focuson 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 60internationally recognized editors and contributors from the U.S., Canada, South America, Europe, and Asia -- the best of the best in the discipline NEW coverageon 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.
Main Description
The #1 guide to the principles and clinical applications of evidence-based medicine has just gotten better! No other resource helps you to put key evidence-based medicine protocols into daily clinical practice better than JAMA 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.
Table of Contents
Contributorsp. xi
Forewordp. xvii
Prefacep. xxi
The Foundations
How to Use the Medical Literature-and This Book-to Improve Your Patient Carep. 3
The Philosophy of Evidence-Based Medicinep. 9
What Is the Question?p. 17
Finding the Evidencep. 29
Why Study Results Mislead: Bias and Random Errorp. 59
Therapy
Therapy (Randomized Trials)p. 67
Does Treatment Lower Risk? Understanding the Resultsp. 87
Confidence Intervalsp. 99
Advanced Topics in the Validity of Therapy Trials
An Illustration of Bias and Random Errorp. 109
Surprising Results of Randomized Trialsp. 113
Randomized Trials Stopped Early for Benefitp. 153
The Principle of Intention to Treatp. 167
N-of-1 Randomized Controlled Trialsp. 179
Clinical Decision Support Systemsp. 193
Advanced Topics in the Results of Therapy Trials
Hypothesis Testingp. 209
Understanding the Results: More About Odds Ratiosp. 221
What Determines the Width of the Confidence Interval?p. 231
Composite Endpointsp. 237
Measuring Patients' Experiencep. 249
Advanced Topics in Applying the Results of Therapy Trials
Applying Results to Individual Patientsp. 273
Example Numbers Needed to Treatp. 291
Dealing With Misleading Presentations of Clinical Trial Resultsp. 301
Surrogate Outcomesp. 317
Qualitative Researchp. 341
Harm (Observational Studies)
Harm (Observational Studies)p. 363
Advanced Topics in Harm: Correlation and Regressionp. 383
Diagnosis
The Process of Diagnosisp. 399
Differential Diagnosisp. 407
Diagnostic Testsp. 419
Advanced Topics in Diagnosis
Spectrum Biasp. 439
Examples of Likelihood Ratiosp. 449
Measuring Agreement Beyond Chancep. 481
Clinical Prediction Rulesp. 491
Prognosis
Prognosisp. 509
Summarizing the Evidence
Summarizing the Evidencep. 523
Advanced Topics in Systematic Reviews
Reporting Biasp. 543
Fixed-Effects and Random-Effects Modelsp. 555
Making Sense of Variability in Study Resultsp. 563
When to Believe a Subgroup Analysisp. 571
Moving From Evidence to Action
How to Use a Patient Management Recommendationp. 597
Advanced Topics in Moving From Evidence to Action
Economic Analysisp. 619
Decision Making and the Patientp. 643
Moving From Evidence to Action: Recommendations About Screeningp. 663
Grading Recommendationsp. 679
Drug Class Effectsp. 703
Parallel but Separate Goals: Evidence-Based Practitioners and Evidence-Based Carep. 717
Changing Behavior to Apply Best Evidence in Practicep. 721
Teachers' Guides to the Users' Guidesp. 743
Glossaryp. 769
Indexp. 809
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