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TitleEssential evidence-based medicine
Author Dan Mayer
Imprint Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, c2010
Edition 2nd ed
Descript xiv, 442 p. : ill. ; 25 cm. + 1 CD-ROM

CONTENT

A brief history of medicine and statistics -- What is evidence-based medicine? -- Causation -- The medical literature: an overview -- Searching the medical literature / Sandi Pirozzo, and Elizabeth Irish -- Study design and strength of evidence -- Instruments and measurements: precision and validity -- Sources of bias -- Review of basic statistics -- Hypothesis testing -- Type I errors and number needed to treat -- Negative studies and Type II errors -- Risk assessment -- Adjustment and multivariate analysis -- Randomized clinical trials -- Scientific integrity and the responsible conduct of research / John E. Kaplan -- Applicability and strength of evidence -- Communicating evidence to patients / Laura J. Zakowski, Shobhina G. Chheda, Christine S. Seibert -- Critical appraisal of qualitative research studies / Steven R. Simon -- An overview of decision making in medicine -- Sources of error in the clinical encounter -- The use of diagnostic tests -- Utility and characteristics of diagnostic tests: likelihood ratios, sensitivity, and specificity -- Bayes' theorem, predictive values, post-test probabilities, and interval likelihood ratios -- Comparing tests and using ROC curves -- Incremental gain and the threshold approach to diagnostic testing -- Sources of bias and critical appraisal of studies of diagnostic tests -- Screening tests -- Practice guidelines and clinical prediction rules -- Decision analysis and quantifying patient values -- Cost-effectiveness analysis -- Survival analysis and studies of prognosis -- Meta-analysis and systematic reviews -- Appendix 1: Levels of evidence and grades of recommendations -- Appendix 2: Overview of critical appraisal -- Appendix 3: Commonly used statistical tests -- Appendix 4: Formulas -- Appendix 5: Proof of Bayes' theorem -- Appendix 6: Using balance sheets to calculate thresholds


Evidence-Based medicine

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