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Published: 22 February 2007

584 Pages | 44 line illustrations, tables


ISBN: 9780198529552

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Critical Appraisal of Epidemiological Studies and Clinical Trials

Third Edition

Mark Elwood

  • Critical appraisal is central to evidence-based medicine and knowledge-based health care, the core of modern medicine
  • Statistical issues are explained clearly without complex mathematics, and the language is accessible throughout
  • Each chapter contains self-assessment questions for the reader to test their understanding
  • Current and often controversial examples are used to illustrate the key concepts
  • The appendix provides a summary of the most useful methods

New to this Edition:

  • The entire text has been revised and many new examples included
  • Sections on systematic reviews, meta-analysis, and the applications to evidence-based medicine and health care policy have been rewritten to reflect significant developments in these areas
  • New material on internet sources and current methods for finding new research
  • Revised and expanded appendix of statistical methods

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