Users' Guides to the Medical Literature: Essentials of Evidence-Based Clinical Practice, Second Edition EBook

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Date

February 9, 2008

Format

Electronic book text, 380 pages

ISBN

0071590390 / 9780071590396

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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.


Table of contents

Foreword

Preface

Contributors
1. How to Use the Medical Literature--and This Book--to Improve Your Patient Care
2. The Philosophy of Evidence-Based Medicine
3. What Is the Question?
4. Finding the Evidence
5. Why Study Results Mislead: Bias and Random Error
6. Therapy (Randomized Trials)
7. Does Treatment Lower Risk? Understanding the Results
8. Confidence Intervals
9. Harm (Observational Studies)
10. The Process of Diagnosis
11. Differential Diagnosis
12. Diagnostic Tests
13. Prognosis
14. Summarizing the Evidence
15. How to Use a Patient Management Recommendation
Glossary
Index


Author comments

Gordon Guyatt, MD, MSc
Departments of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Medicine
Faculty of Health Sciences
McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario

Drummond Rennie, MD
JAMA, Chicago, IL
Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Maureen O. Meade, MD, FRCPC, MSc
Departments of Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Faculty of Health Sciences
McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario

Deborah J. Cook, MD, MSc
Department of Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Faculty of Health Sciences
McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario





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