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How to read a paper : the basics of evidence-based medicine and healthcare

By: Greenhalgh, Trisha [author.]Publisher: Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons Ltd, 2019Copyright date: ©2019Edition: Sixth editionDescription: xix, 262 pages ; 22 cmContent type: text | Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781119484745; 111948474XSubject(s): Medical literature -- Evaluation | Evidence-based medicine | Evidence-based medicine | Medical literature -- Evaluation | Medicine -- Research -- Evaluation | Medicine -- Research -- Evaluation | Research | Evidence-Based PracticeAdditional physical formats: Online version: How to read a paperDDC classification: 610.72 LOC classification: R118.6 | .G74 2019NLM classification: WB 102.5Other classification: AA6
Contents:
Why read papers at all? -- Searching the literature -- Getting your bearings : what is this paper about? -- Assessing methodological quality -- Statistics for the non-statistician -- Papers that report trials of drugs and other simple interventions -- Papers that report trials of complex interventions -- Papers that report diagnostic or screening tests -- Papers that summarise other papers (systematic reviews and meta-analyses) -- Papers that tell you what to do (guidelines) -- Papers that tell you what things cost (economic analyses) -- Papers that go beyond numbers (qualitative research) -- Papers that report questionnaire research -- Papers that report quality improvement case studies -- Papers that describe genetic association studies -- Applying evidence with patients -- Criticisms of evidence-based healthcare.
Summary: This book addresses the common criticisms of evidence-based healthcare, dispelling many of its myths and misconceptions, while providing a pragmatic framework for testing the validity of healthcare literature. It also helps readers to understand the central principles of evidence-based medicine, critically evaluate published data, and implement the results in practical settings. The readers are guided through each fundamental step of inquiry, from searching the literature, to assessing methodological quality, and appraising statistics. -- Publisher description.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Why read papers at all? -- Searching the literature -- Getting your bearings : what is this paper about? -- Assessing methodological quality -- Statistics for the non-statistician -- Papers that report trials of drugs and other simple interventions -- Papers that report trials of complex interventions -- Papers that report diagnostic or screening tests -- Papers that summarise other papers (systematic reviews and meta-analyses) -- Papers that tell you what to do (guidelines) -- Papers that tell you what things cost (economic analyses) -- Papers that go beyond numbers (qualitative research) -- Papers that report questionnaire research -- Papers that report quality improvement case studies -- Papers that describe genetic association studies -- Applying evidence with patients -- Criticisms of evidence-based healthcare.

This book addresses the common criticisms of evidence-based healthcare, dispelling many of its myths and misconceptions, while providing a pragmatic framework for testing the validity of healthcare literature. It also helps readers to understand the central principles of evidence-based medicine, critically evaluate published data, and implement the results in practical settings. The readers are guided through each fundamental step of inquiry, from searching the literature, to assessing methodological quality, and appraising statistics. -- Publisher description.

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