The Pharmacist's Guide to Evidence-Based Medicine for Clinical Decision Making / Edition 1

The Pharmacist's Guide to Evidence-Based Medicine for Clinical Decision Making / Edition 1

by Patrick J., Ed. Bryant Ed., Heather A. Pace
     
 

ISBN-10: 1585281778

ISBN-13: 9781585281770

Pub. Date: 10/01/2008

Publisher: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

While most practicing pharmacists are familiar with the term and the general concept of evidence-based medicine, few are adequately trained in the clinical application of these skills. Developed to give clinical pharmacists an edge, this book provides a practical approach for applying sound EBM principles to your clinical decision making process.

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Overview

While most practicing pharmacists are familiar with the term and the general concept of evidence-based medicine, few are adequately trained in the clinical application of these skills. Developed to give clinical pharmacists an edge, this book provides a practical approach for applying sound EBM principles to your clinical decision making process.

Decision making based on personal experience alone, without knowledge from well-designed, controlled, randomized trials with adequate sample size, often overestimates the efficacy and underestimates the safety risks associated with drugs. This book provides a roadmap that is instructional and, most importantly, practical for the pharmacist so these new skills can be applied immediately in practice.

Based on a five-step process perfected over ten years at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, School of Pharmacy, this exciting new approach will:

·         Reduce complexity

·         Shorten time for decision making support

·         Maintain rigor

·         Categorize quality of the evidence in a simple, straightforward, and logical manner

·         Provide a process designed specifically for pharmacists making drug therapy decisions

Use of examples, tables, diagrams, and key points highlighted throughout the book and summarized at the end of each chapter provide the pharmacist with skills they can implement the next day to begin applying EBM principles to their practice. 

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585281770
Publisher:
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
Publication date:
10/01/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
250
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Acknowledgments ....................................................................... iv
Preface ......................................................................................... vi
Contributors .............................................................................. viii
Chapter 1: Introduction ........................................................... 1
Chapter 2: Basics for Interpretation .................................... 11
Chapter 3: Step 1 – Define the Clinical Question .............. 41
Chapter 4: Step 2 – Retrieve Pertinent Information ........... 51
Chapter 5: Step 3 – Evaluate Literature .............................. 61
Chapter 6: Step 4 – Categorize Quality of Evidence .......... 87
Chapter 7: Step 5 – Develop a Conclusion and
Recommendation ............................................... 103
Chapter 8: Alternative Sources of Evidence ..................... 119
Chapter 9: Applications ....................................................... 127
Chapter 10: Applying Evidence-Based Medicine
Principles to Dietary Supplement
Therapeutic Decisions ...................................... 151
Appendixes
Appendix 1 –Glossary of Evidence-Based Medicine Terms
(including the Biostatistical Glossary) ........... 171
Appendix 2 –Evidence-Based Medicine Tool Kit .................. 187
Index ........................................................................................ 191

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