Fundamentals of Evidence Based Medicine, 2nd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 8132208315
  • ISBN-13: 9788132208310
  • DDC: 616
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 154 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released April 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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This is a basic book on evidence-based medicine (EBM). It starts with an introduction to the topic. It outlines the relationship between EBM and research and quality of care. Then It goes on to cover the most commonly used modules of EBM, i.e. therapy, diagnosis, prognosis and meta-analysis. Each module starts with an introduction to fundamental concepts, and description of the related research process, and then follows the critical appraisal of related type of research artcle. At the end, it covers the different systems of grading of level of evidence and strength of recommendations. The book also has three examples of critical appraisal on diagnosis, therapy, and meta-analysis.‚Äč

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication Page.
1: Introduction to Evidence-Based Medicine.
2: Formulating a Focused Clinical Question.
3: Finding the Current Best Evidence.
4: Therapy: Fundamental Concepts.
5: Therapy: Critical Appraisal: Part 1 (Validity).
6: Therapy: Critical Appraisal Part 2 (Interpreting Results).
7: Diagnostic Test: Fundamental Concepts.
8: Diagnostic Test: Validity Appraisal.
9: Diagnostic Test: Critical Appraisal – Part 2 (Interpreting Results).
10: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis: Fundamental Concepts.
11: Meta-Analysis: Critical Appraisal.
12: Prognosis.
13: Advanced Topics.
14: Examples of Critical Appraisal.