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Making informed medical decisions : where to look and how to use what you find

Author: Nancy Oster; Lucy Thomas; Darol Joseff
Publisher: Beijing ; Cambridge, Mass. : O'Reilly, ©2000.
Series: Patient-centered guides.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Introduces sources of medical information, explaining how to locate and understand journal articles, statistics, treatment options, complementary therapies, and clinical trials.
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Resource Guides
Ouvrages de vulgarisation
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Oster, Nancy, 1949-
Making informed medical decisions.
Beijing ; Cambridge, Mass. : O'Reilly, ©2000
(OCoLC)606770285
Online version:
Oster, Nancy, 1949-
Making informed medical decisions.
Beijing ; Cambridge, Mass. : O'Reilly, ©2000
(OCoLC)608157697
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy Oster; Lucy Thomas; Darol Joseff
ISBN: 1565924592 9781565924598
OCLC Number: 43790660
Description: xvii, 364 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Preparing for research --
Knowing your rights --
Helping a friend or family member --
Identifying information resources --
Gaining access to information resources --
Effective search strategies --
Understanding standard treatment options --
Researching clinical trials --
Complementary and alternative therapies --
Support: learning from others --
Evaluating and using statistics --
Reviewing information with your doctor --
Making your decision --
Appendix A. Patient questionnaire --
Appendix B. Resources --
Glossary.
Series Title: Patient-centered guides.
Responsibility: Nancy Oster, Lucy Thomas, and Darol Joseff ; [foreword by Susan Love].
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Everyone is involved in healthcare decisions whether they want to be or not. "Making Informed Medical Decisions" acts as a reference source explaining various medical issues including: research tips;  Read more...

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