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Evidence-based medicine : reading and writing medical papers

Author: Amit Kaura
Publisher: Edinburgh : Mosby/Elsevier, [2013] ©2013
Series: Crash course.
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Crash Course - your effective everyday study companion PLUS the perfect antidote for exam stress! Save time and be assured you have all the information you need in one place to excel on your course and achieve exam success. A winning formula now for over 15 years, each volume has been fine-tuned to make your life easier. Especially written by junior doctors - those who understand what is essential for exam success -  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Amit Kaura
ISBN: 9780723437840 072343784X
OCLC Number: 895080370
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 261 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Front Cover; Crash Course: Evidence-Based Medicine: Reading and Writing Medical Papers; Copyright; Series editor foreword; Prefaces; Acknowledgements; Dedication; Contents; Chapter 1: Evidence-based medicine; WHAT IS EVIDENCE-BASED MEDICINE?; FORMULATING CLINICAL QUESTIONS; IDENTIFYING RELEVANT EVIDENCE; Sources of information; The search strategy; Search terms; Reviewing the search strategy; Expanding your results; Limiting your results; Documentation of the search strategy; CRITICALLY APPRAISING THE EVIDENCE; Critical appraisal; Hierarchy of evidence; ASSESSING THE RESULTS. IMPLEMENTING THE RESULTSEVALUATING PERFORMANCE; CREATING GUIDELINE RECOMMENDATIONS; Chapter 2: Handling data; TYPES OF VARIABLES; Nominal variable; Ordinal variable; Interval variable; Ratio variable; Quantitative (numerical) data; Discrete variable; Continuous variable; Qualitative (categorical) data; DISPLAYING THE DISTRIBUTION OF A SINGLE VARIABLE; Frequency distributions; Displaying frequency distributions; Bar chart; Pie chart; Histogram; DISPLAYING THE DISTRIBUTION OF TWO VARIABLES; Numerical versus numerical variables; Categorical versus categorical variables. Numerical versus categorical variablesBox and whisker plot; Bar chart; Dot plot; DESCRIBING THE FREQUENCY DISTRIBUTION: CENTRAL TENDENCY; The arithmetic mean; The mode; The median; DESCRIBING THE FREQUENCY DISTRIBUTION: VARIABILITY; The range; The inter-quartile range; Percentiles; The standard deviation; Population standard deviation; Sample standard deviation; THEORETICAL DISTRIBUTIONS; Probability distributions; The rules of probability; Mutually exclusive events; Independent events; Defining probability distributions; Continuous probability distributions. The normal (Gaussian) distributionReference range; `Standard ́ normal distribution; Other continuous probability distributions; Discrete probability distributions; Skewed distributions; Positively skewed distributions; Negatively skewed distributions; TRANSFORMATIONS; The logarithmic transformation; The geometric mean; Calculating the anti-log; The square transformation; CHOOSING THE CORRECT SUMMARY MEASURE; Chapter 3: Investigating hypotheses; HYPOTHESIS TESTING; The null and alternative hypotheses; CHOOSING A SAMPLE; Accuracy versus precision; Accuracy; Precision. EXTRAPOLATING FROM ` SAMPLE ́ TO `POPULATION ́Standard error of the mean; Standard error versus standard deviation; Confidence interval for the mean; Confidence interval versus reference range; Confidence interval for a proportion; The effect of simvastatin on stroke risk; What is a large sample?; COMPARING MEANS AND PROPORTIONS: CONFIDENCE INTERVALS; Confidence interval for the difference between two independent means; Confidence interval for the difference between paired means; Confidence interval for the difference between two independent proportions; Plotting error bars; THE P-VALUE.
Series Title: Crash course.
Responsibility: Amit Kaura.

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Crash Course - your effective everyday study companion PLUS the perfect antidote for exam stress! Save time and be assured you have all the information you need in one place to excel on your course and achieve exam success. A winning formula now for over 15 years, each volume has been fine-tuned to make your life easier. Especially written by junior doctors - those who understand what is essential for exam success - with all information thoroughly checked and quality assured by expert Faculty Advisers, the result is a series of books which exactly meets your needs and you know you c.

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