Journals Higher Education



Published: 06 August 2019

304 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198805984

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Evidence and Practice

Second Edition

Angela E. Raffle, Anne Mackie, and J. A. Muir Gray

  • First edition Highly Commended at the BMA Medical Book Awards
  • Provides an evidence-based 'how-to' guide from expert authors, covering all aspects of health screening across the globe
  • Full of real-life examples and fascinating case studies, illustrating how screening actually works in the real, messy world of politics, big business, and media
  • Written in jargon-free language, with clear illustrations and a detailed glossary, making the content accessible to any reader, irrespective of whether or not they have a clinical background
  • Each chapter concludes with a summary and self-test questions, enabling the reader to consolidate their knowledge and experience at each stage
  • Introductory chapter charts the history of health screening, providing essential context for the rest of the book

New to this Edition:

  • Includes a brand new case study on abdominal aortic aneurysm screening
  • Contains new information about the updated UK National Screening Committee Criteria
  • Covers a carefully researched case study on the events surrounding one of the earliest, and most damaging public investigations into screening practice, with clear lessons for evidence-based policy making
  • Includes a new section on CONSORT, Cochrane and what we mean by 'sound science'
  • Contains additional material on the concept of 'best value' and on the ground breaking work of W. Edwards Deming
  • Case studies on overdiagnosis in breast screening and prostate screening have been updated to take account of new evidence
  • Improved language, diagrams, and conceptual frameworks throughout

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