Studying a Study and Testing a Test: How to Read the Medical Evidence (repost)

Posted By : interes | Date : 22 Apr 2013 21:49:52 | Comments : 0 |

Richard K. Riegelman, "Studying a Study and Testing a Test: How to Read the Medical Evidence"
English | 2004 | ISBN: 0781745764 | 368 pages | CHM | 3,3 MB

In today's rapidly changing world of clinical practice, old assumptions quickly fall under the weight of new evidence. But to make effective clinical decisions, you must face a deluge of data published in the health research literature.

With this best-selling text as your guide, you'll discover a concise, stepwise program that will help you evaluate clinical studies, identify flaws in study design, interpret statistics, and apply evidence from clinical research to your practice.

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Step-by-step approach ideal for both students and practitioners guides you through the health research literature, showing you the ingredients that go into a meaningful study, clues to potential study flaws, and ways to apply solid evidence in clinical practice. Uniform framework uses a simple six-point framework based on the mnemonic M.A.A.R.I.E. You will learn to evaluate studies in terms of Methods, Assignment, Assessment, Results, Interpretation, and Extrapolation. Hypothetical illustrations demonstrate the limitations of today's published studies. Unique learning aids—including question checklists, scenarios illustrating study design, and flaw-catching exercises—help you reinforce key facts and retain what you've learned.

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