The exercises are for individual or group self–learning and cover all aspects of evidence based problem solving.
The different units include:
- randomised controlled trials of therapy
- numbers needed to treat, odds ratios, and confidence intervals
- cohort studies
- diagnostic or screening tests
- systematic reviews and meta–analyses
- qualitative research
- case control studies
Devised and written by two internationally renowned teachers of evidence based health care, this book will be an invaluable learning resource for all teachers and would be practitioners of evidence based healthcare.
Unit 1. Using this book in learning and teaching.
Unit 2. The Principles and practice of evidence based health care.
Unit 3. Approaching the literature.
Unit 4. Papers that report drug trials (randomised controlled trials of therapy).
Unit 5. Numbers needed to treat, odds, ratios, and confidence intervals.
Unit 6. Papers that address prognosis or harm (Cohort Studies).
Unit 7. Papers that report diagnostic or screening tests.
Unit 8. Papers that summarise other papers (systematic review and meta–analysis).
Unit 9. Papers that go beyond numbers (Qualitative research).
Unit 10. Papers that analyse very rare events (case control studies).
Notes for tutors.
Model answers for checklists.