This updated edition of
Painless Evidence-Based Medicine presents basic concepts and application of research statistics in simple and practical manner creating an introductory approach to the complex and technical subject of evidence-based medicine from experienced teachers.
A simplified introductory approach to the complex and technical subject of evidence-based medicine from experienced teachers
Approaches learning from the vantage point of clinical questions on therapy, diagnosis, prognosis or harm rather than the framework of study designs
Provides tables and boxed case studies throughout highlighting key topics, or difficult issues, in an easy to read manner
Emphasizes applicability of EBM, encouraging readers to dissect the evidence and how results can be applied to individual patients with different circumstances, varying values and preferences
New to the Second Edition are chapters on health screening, clinical practice guidelines, and major updates incorporating recommended trial criteria
List of Contributors vii Foreword to the First Edition xi Foreword to the Second Edition xvii Preface xix 1 Introduction 1 2 Evaluation of Articles on Therapy 12 3 Evaluation of Articles on Diagnosis 38 4 Evaluation of Articles on Harm 58 5 Evaluation of Articles on Prognosis 74 6 Evaluation of Systematic Reviews 87 7 Evaluation of Clinical Practice Guidelines 100 8 Evaluation of Articles on Health Screening 112 9 Literature Searches 122 Index 139