How to Read a Paper : The Basics of Evidence Based Medicine / Edition 2 available in Paperback
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In this lucid, readable book Trisha Greenhalgh provides the basics of evidence based medicine: how to find a medical research paper, assess it for its scientific validity, and where relevant, put the findings into practice.
Written for anyone, medically qualified or not, who wishes to understand and apply evidence based medicine, How to Read a Paper makes seemingly obscure concepts clear and relevant, using practical examples and considering all the main types of research paper.
This book is a comprehensive introduction to the usefulness and potential applications of evidence based medicine in the clinical setting.
Table of Contents
Foreword to the First Edition.
Preface to the First Edition: Do you Need to read This Book?.
1. Why Read This Paper at All?.
2. Searching the Literature.
3. Getting your Bearings (What is this Paper About?).
4. Assessing Mythological Quality.
5. Statistics for Non-statistician.
6. Papers that Report Drugs Trial.
7. Papers that Report Diagnostic or Screening Tests.
8. Papers that Summarize Other Papers (Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses).
9. Papers that Tell you What to Do (Guidelines).
10. Papers that Tell You What Things Costs (Economic Analyses).
11. Papers that Go Beyond Numbers (Qualitative Research).
12. Implementing Evidence Based Findings.