Clinical Epidemiology: How to Do Clinical Practice Research / Edition 3

Clinical Epidemiology: How to Do Clinical Practice Research / Edition 3

by David L. Sackett, Gordon H. Guyatt, Peter Tugwell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0781745241

ISBN-13: 9780781745246

Pub. Date: 09/28/2005

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

The Third Edition of this popular text focuses on clinical-practice research methods. It is written by clinicians with experience in generating and answering researchable questions about real-world clinical practice and health care—the prevention, treatment, diagnosis, prognosis, and causes of diseases, the measurement of quality of life, and the effects of

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The Third Edition of this popular text focuses on clinical-practice research methods. It is written by clinicians with experience in generating and answering researchable questions about real-world clinical practice and health care—the prevention, treatment, diagnosis, prognosis, and causes of diseases, the measurement of quality of life, and the effects of innovations in health services. The book has a problem-oriented and protocol-based approach and is written at an introductory level, emphasizing key principles and their applications.

A bound-in CD-ROM contains the full text of the book to help the reader locate needed information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780781745246
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date:
09/28/2005
Edition description:
Third
Pages:
480
Sales rank:
737,695
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents


    PART ONE: Performing Clinical Research

  1. Forming Research Questions.... 3
  2. Conducting Systematic Reviews.... 15
  3. Finding Information About the Burden of Disease.... 49
  4. An Introduction to Performing Therapeutic Trials.... 59
  5. The Tactics of Performing Therapeutic Trials.... 66
  6. The Principles Behind the Tactics of Performing Therapeutic Trials.... 173
  7. Testing Quality Improvement Interventions.... 244
  8. Evaluating Diagnostic Tests.... 273
  9. Determining Prognosis and Creating Clinical Decision Rules.... 323
  10. Assessing Claims of Causation.... 356
  11. Generating Outcome Measurements, Especially for Quality of Life.... 388

    PART TWO: Becoming a Clinical Researcher

  12. Becoming a Successful Clinician-Investigator.... 415
  13. Preparing a Research Protocol to Improve its Chances for Success.... 429
  14. Online Data Collection.... 440
  15. Analyzing Data.... 446
  16. Preparing Reports for Publication and Responding to Reviewers' Comments.... 461
  17. Dealing with the Media.... 474

    Index.... 487

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