Part I: Evidence–based medicine, randomised trials, and systematic reviews.
1 Is evidence–based medicine still an option? Neville W. Goodman.
2 Why do we need large randomised trials in anaesthesia and analgesia? Paul S. Myles.
3 Why do we need systematic reviews in anaesthesia and analgesia? R. Andrew Moore.
Part II: Systematic reviews in anaesthesia and analgesia.
4 Acute pain, Henry J. McQuay.
5 Peripheral treatment of postoperative pain, Steen Møiniche & Jørgen B. Dahl.
6 Epidural analgesia for labour and delivery, Stephen Halpern & Barbara Leighton.
7 Intravenous fluids for resuscitation, Peter T.–L Choi.
8 Postoperative nausea and vomiting, Martin R. Tramèr.
9 Propofol for anaesthesia and sedation, Bernhard Walder & Martin R. Tramèr.
10 Preventing central venous catheter related complications, Mehrengise K. Cooper & Adrienne G. Randolph.
Part III: Dissemination, implementation, and research agenda.
11 The Cochrane Collaboration what is it about? Tom Pedersen.
12 Cost effectiveness of anaesthesia and analgesia, Ceri J. Phillips.
13 From evidence to implementation, Anna Lee & Tony Gin.
14 Postoperative epidural analgesia and outcome a research agenda, Kathrine Holte & Henrik Kehlet.