Interpreting the Medical Literature / Edition 3

Interpreting the Medical Literature / Edition 3

by Stephen H. Gehlbach
     
 

ISBN-10: 0071054510

ISBN-13: 9780071054515

Pub. Date: 12/01/1992

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

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.…  See more details below

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:
9780071054515
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
12/01/1992
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.91(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1Tasting an Article1
Ch. 2Study Design: General Considerations13
Ch. 3Study Design: The Case-Control Approach31
Ch. 4Study Design: The Cross-Sectional and Follow-up Approaches55
Ch. 5Study Design: The Experimental Approach79
Ch. 6Study Design: Variations109
Ch. 7Making Measurements129
Ch. 8Analysis: Statistical Significance145
Ch. 9Analysis: Some Statistical Tests161
Ch. 10Interpretation: Sensitivity, Specificity, and Predictive Value177
Ch. 11Interpretation: Risk203
Ch. 12Interpretation: Causes225
Ch. 13Case Series, Editorials, and Reviews245
Ch. 14A Final Word267
Index279

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