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Ending medical reversal : improving outcomes, saving lives

Author: Vinayak K Prasad; Adam S Cifu
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015
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They outline a comprehensive plan to reform medical education, research funding and protocols, and the process for approving new drugs that will ensure that more of what gets done in doctors' offices  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Vinayak K Prasad; Adam S Cifu
ISBN: 9781421417721 1421417723
OCLC Number: 1023138013
Description: 264 sidor
Contents: IntroductionPart IExamples, Frequency, and Consequences1. What Is Medical Reversal?2. Subjective OutcomesWhy Feeling Better Is Often Misleading3. Surrogate Outcomes4. Screening Tests5. Systems Failure6. Finding Flawed Therapies on Our Own7. The Frequency of Medical Reversal8. The Harms of Medical ReversalToday's Patients, Tomorrow's Patients, and the Health-Care FieldPart II9. A Primer on Evidence-Based MedicineWhat Is Evidence in Medicine?10. What Really Made You BetterWhen Evidence Gets ComplicatedPart III11. Scientific Progress, Revolution, and Medical Reversal12. Sources of Flawed Data13. Why Are We So Attracted to Flawed Therapies?Part IV14. Medical EducationA Very Good Place to Start15. Academic Medicine16. Reforming the SystemThe Burden of Proof and Nudging Our Way Past Reversal17. How Not to Become a Victim of Reversal18. Beyond DogmaWhen Randomized Trials Are UnnecessaryAcknowledgmentsAppendixReferencesIndex
Responsibility: Vinayak K. Prasad, Adam S. Cifu.


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Every doctor should read this book. * JAMA Internal Medicine * [A]n excellent and realistic discussion of some of the horror stories that occur in medical practice....The examples are quite Read more...

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