Contemporary Drug Information: An Evidence-Based Approach / Edition 1

Contemporary Drug Information: An Evidence-Based Approach / Edition 1

by Claude J. Gaebelein, Brenda L. Gleason
     
 

This innovative textbook teaches the basics of drug information, literature evaluation, and biostatistics, and relates these topics to evidence-based pharmaceutical care. Readers will learn what to look for in studies, how to critique them, and how to apply them in clinical pharmacy practice.

A major focus is critical appraisal of evidence derived from different

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Overview

This innovative textbook teaches the basics of drug information, literature evaluation, and biostatistics, and relates these topics to evidence-based pharmaceutical care. Readers will learn what to look for in studies, how to critique them, and how to apply them in clinical pharmacy practice.

A major focus is critical appraisal of evidence derived from different types of studies—cases, cohorts, surveys, randomized controlled clinical trials, pharmacoeconomic studies, and systematic reviews. Concluding chapters discuss clinical decision-making using evidence from studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780781782807
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date:
08/01/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
370
Sales rank:
453,792
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

A FRAMEWORK FOR EVALUATING CONTEMPORARY HEALTH CARE INFORMATION
Chapter 1: Integrating Drug Information, Literature Evaluation, and Biostatistics to Provide Evidence-based Pharmaceutical Care
Chapter 2: Asking and Answering Drug Information Questions

TOOLS FOR EVALUATING CONTEMPORARY HEALTH CARE INFORMATION
Chapter 3: Overview of Research Designs Used to Answer Drug Information Questions
Chapter 4: Biostatistics Concepts: The Building Blocks for Evaluating Biostatistical Methods in Clinical Research
Chapter 5: Foundations of Statistical Inference
Chapter 6: Critical Appraisal of Evidence Derived from Cases
Chapter 7: Critical Appraisal of Evidence Derived from Cohorts and Surveys
Chapter 8: Critical Appraisal of Evidence Derived from Randomized Controlled Clinical Trials
Chapter 9: Critical Appraisal of Evidence Derived from Pharmacoeconomics Studies
Chapter 10: Critical Appraisal of Evidence Derived from Systematic Reviews

CLINICAL DECISION MAKING USING CONTEMPORARY HEALTH CARE INFORMATION
Chapter 11: Evaluating and Implementing Practice Guidelines
Chapter 12: Keeping Current with the Medical Literature: Becoming an Information Master

Appendix A: Drug Information Tables
Appendix B: Statistical Tables
Appendix C: Reprints of Critiqued Articles
Glossary
Index

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