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Systematic Reviews in Health Care: A Practical Guide

Systematic Reviews in Health Care: A Practical Guide


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The past two decades have seen increasing interest and developments in methods for doing high quality systematic reviews. This volume provides a clear introduction to the concepts of systematic reviews, and lucidly describes the difficulties and traps to avoid. A unique feature of the manual is its description of the different methods needed for different types of health care questions: frequency of disease, prognosis, diagnosis, risk, and management. This book also provides illustrative examples and exercises for each of the sections.

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ISBN-13: 9780521799621
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/08/2001
Pages: 148
Product dimensions: 7.44(w) x 9.69(h) x 0.31(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. General Methods: 1. The question; 2. Finding relevant studies; 3. Appraising and selecting studies; 4. Summarising and synthesising the studies; 5. Applicability: returning to the question; Part II. Question-Specific Methods: 6. Interventions; 7. Frequency and rate; 8. Diagnostic tests; 9. Aetiology and risk factors; 10. Prediction: prognosis and risk; Appendix A. Literature searching methods; Appendix B. Software for meta-analysis; Glossary; Acronyms and abbreviations; References; Index.

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