Interpreting the Medical Literature / Edition 4

Interpreting the Medical Literature / Edition 4

by Stephen H. Gehlbach
     
 

ISBN-10: 0071387625

ISBN-13: 9780071387620

Pub. Date: 05/09/2002

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The

Stephen Gehlbach's readable guide enhances the quality of the information you gain every time you sit down to read the medical literature. Interpreting the Medical Literature makes the task of keeping up less daunting. By demystifying the complex language of research studies, this guide makes reading medical literature more palatable, digestible, and profitable.

Overview

Stephen Gehlbach's readable guide enhances the quality of the information you gain every time you sit down to read the medical literature. Interpreting the Medical Literature makes the task of keeping up less daunting. By demystifying the complex language of research studies, this guide makes reading medical literature more palatable, digestible, and profitable.

FIRST CHOICE FOR UNDERSTANDING MEDICAL RESEARCH

  • Enhances your ability to interpret medical literature and judge the value and significance of any study
  • Makes reading research studies quicker, easier, and more pleasurable
  • Hones your analytical skills and gives you the power to judge study design, methods, and meaning
  • Clarifies dense, scientific prose
  • Simplies statistical analysis
  • Offers numerous examples from actual medical literature
  • Includes new figures and charts

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071387620
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
05/09/2002
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
5.84(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Interpreting the Medical Literature4th edition Preface 1. Tasting an Article Reasons to Read The Bones of an Article Approaching an Article 2. Study Design: General Considerations Descriptive Studies Explanatory Studies More Confusing Terminology Summary 3. Study Design: The Case-Control Approach Advantages of the Case-Control Design Problems of Case-Control Designs Summary 4. Study Design: The Cross-Sectional and Follow-up Approaches Cross-Sectional Designs Follow-up Studies Summary 5. Study Design: The Experimental Approach Enrollment: Who Gets In Allocation: Sorting Subjects & Controls Follow-Up Analysis Summary 6. Study Design: Variations Real-World Considerations Practical Constraints Ethical Concerns Summary 7. Making Measurements Reliability & Validity Variability of the Unsystematic Sort Systematic Error Reducing Measurement Error Summary 8. Analysis: Statistical Significance Inference Sampling Variability The Null Hypothesis & Statistical Significance (and more...)

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