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Critical appraisal of epidemiological studies and clinical trials

Author: J Mark Elwood
Publisher: Oxford Oxford Univ. Press 2010
Series: Oxford medical publications
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd ed., [Nachdr.View all editions and formats
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Critical appraisal is now accepted as central to the development of rational health care and evidence-based medicine, by applying it to questions of aetiology, clinical therapy, and health care  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J Mark Elwood
ISBN: 0198529554 9780198529552
OCLC Number: 837684963
Notes: The importance of causal relationships in medicine and health care -- Study designs which can demostrate and test causation -- The results obtained from studies of causation -- Selection of subjects for study -- Error and bias in observation -- Confounding -- Chance variation -- Combining results from several studies: systematic review and meta-analysis -- The diagnosis of causation -- Critical appraisal of a randomized clinical trial -- Critical appraisal of a randomized trial of a preventive agent -- Critical appraisal of a prospective cohort study -- Critical appraisal of a retrospective cohort study -- Critical appraisal of a matched case-control study -- Critical appraisal of a large population-based case-control study
Description: XIII, 570 Seiten Diagramme 24 cm
Contents: 1. The importance of causal relationships in medicine and health care ; 2. Study designs which can demonstrate and test causation ; 3. The results obtained from studies of causation ; 4. Selection of subjects for study ; 5. Error and bias in observations ; 6. Confounding ; 7. Chance variation ; 8. Combining results from several studies: systematic review and meta-analysis ; 9. The diagnosis of causation ; Critical appraisal in action - introduction to Chapters 10 to 15 ; 10. Critical appraisal of a randomized clinical trial ; 11. Critical appraisal of a randomized trial of a preventive agent ; 12. Critical appraisal of a prospective cohort study ; 13. Critical appraisal of a retrospective cohort study ; 14. Critical appraisal of a matched case-control study ; 15. Critical appraisal of a large, population based, case-control study ; Answers to self test questions ; Appendix: Methods of statistical analysis: formulae and worked examples
Series Title: Oxford medical publications
Responsibility: J. Mark Elwood

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