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The Evidence Base of Clinical Diagnosis: Theory and Methods of Diagnostic Research
     

The Evidence Base of Clinical Diagnosis: Theory and Methods of Diagnostic Research

by J. Andre Knottnerus
 

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This unique book presents a framework for the strategy and methodology of diagnostic research, in relation to its relevance for practice. Now in its second edition The Evidence Base of Clinical Diagnosis has been fully revised and extended with new chapters covering the STARD guidelines (STAndards for the Reporting of Diagnostic accuracy studies) and the

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This unique book presents a framework for the strategy and methodology of diagnostic research, in relation to its relevance for practice. Now in its second edition The Evidence Base of Clinical Diagnosis has been fully revised and extended with new chapters covering the STARD guidelines (STAndards for the Reporting of Diagnostic accuracy studies) and the multivariable analysis of diagnostic data.


With contributions from leading international experts in evidence-based medicine, this book is an indispensable guide on how to conduct and interpret studies in clinical diagnosis. It will serve as a valuable resource for all investigators who want to embark on diagnostic research and for clinicians, practitioners and students who want to learn more about its principles and the relevant methodological options available.

Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: S Hope Gilbert, PhD (Lockheed Martin)
Description: This book outlines the methodological steps for appropriate diagnostic clinical research. It is a thorough guide to the world of study evaluation, design, analysis, and implementation.
Purpose: It describes the necessities for the advancement of clinical diagnostic research. Given the advances in medical technology/knowledge/practice, this book provides the means for clinical diagnostic research to progress at the same rate.
Audience: This is an excellent resource for medical professionals in various specialties. Epidemiologists, practitioners, and graduate students will be well served by this book and its emphasis on linking clinical research and healthcare. The authors are obvious experts in the field of primary care research, and the contributors are a diverse group.
Features: This is a thorough compilation of clinical research methods and practices. One of the key chapters is chapter 7, which is an excellent explanation of basic data analysis and interpretation of findings. This is an excellent overview of epidemiology, the interpretation of primary statistical findings, and the impact that they have on clinical practice.
Assessment: The authors note that a primary reason for this second edition is to expound upon methodologies. They have also nicely incorporated clinical diagnosis with implementation into practice.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781444360639
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/26/2011
Series:
Evidence-Based Medicine , #68
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
File size:
3 MB

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"An invaluable reference ophthalmologists involved in conduting or interpreting studies on diagnostic research." (Eye News, 1 October 2010)“

This is a thorough compilation of clinical research methods and practices.” (Doody's Reviews, March 2009)

Meet the Author

Andre Knottnerus, Professor of General Practice, Maastricht University. He is involved in the Cochrane movement for drawing up tools for accurate diagnostic testing

Frank Buntinx, Professor, Department of Public Health, Leuven University. He is one time chair of the Cochrane Collaboration Diagnostic and Screening Tests Working Group

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