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

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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 careā€”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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781745246
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 9/28/2005
  • Edition description: Third
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 1,338,250
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

  1. PART ONE: Performing Clinical Research

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

    PART TWO: Becoming a Clinical Researcher

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

    Index.... 487

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