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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Greenhalgh, Trisha, author.
How to read a paper.
Chichester, West Sussex : John Wiley & Sons Inc., 2014
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|Description:||xxii, 261 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm|
|Contents:||Why read papers at all? --
Searching the literature --
Getting your bearings: what is this paper about? --
Assessing methodological quality --
Statistics for the non-statistician --
Papers that report trials of drug treatments and other simple interventions --
Papers that report trials of complex interventions --
Papers that report diagnostic or screening tests --
Papers that summarise other papers (systematic reviews and meta-analyses) --
Papers that tell you what to do (guidelines) --
Papers that tell you what things cost (economic analyses) --
Papers that go beyond numbers (qualitative research) --
Papers that report questionnaire research --
Papers that report quality improvement case studies --
Getting evidence into practice --
Applying evidence with patients --
Criticisms of evidence-based medicine.
This book adds much to the evidence-based practice debates. After discussing the mechanics of the evidence, it analyzes why it is difficult to change practice habits and how to address these issues.