Understanding evidence in health care: Using clinical epidemiology

Doi, Suhail A. R. Understanding evidence in health care: Using clinical epidemiology. South Yarra, VIC, Australia: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.

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Author Doi, Suhail A. R.
Title Understanding evidence in health care: Using clinical epidemiology
Place of Publication South Yarra, VIC, Australia
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Publication year 2012
Sub-type Research book (original research)
ISBN 9781420256697
Language eng
Total number of pages 217
Collection year 2013
Abstract/Summary This book is written and organised to resemble the research reports that we use to guide our health care decisions. It will enable a reader who has never used the research literature systematically to get a lot of information out of it. It will also help health care personnel from all fields (doctors, nurses, allied health, dentists, pharmacists, etc.) to obtain an effective understanding of published research and terminology and develop an appreciation of the strengths and weaknesses of scientific information in their field (making them evidence-based practitioners). The flow of information and skill growth from chapter to chapter and within each chapter is arranged so that the book will feel like an ongoing conversation between myself and readers. The classic 'checklist for critical appraisal' format is avoided because I believe that a critical appraisal must be an intuitive process guided by the reader's knowledge of the methodology of evidence-based health care-i.e. clinical epidemiology. Finally, readings that expand on key concepts are included at the end of each chapter. [Preface extract]
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