Eleanor Z. Wallace, MD
Wallace E.; Evidence-Based Medicine: A Framework for Clinical Practice. Ann Intern Med. 1998;129:839-840. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-129-10-199811150-00026
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1998;129(10):839-840.
Evidence-Based Medicine: A Framework for Clinical Practice; Friedland DJ, Go AS, Davoren JB, Shlipak MG, Bent SW, Subak LL, et al. 263 pages. Stamford, CT: Appleton & Lange; 1998. $26.95. ISBN 0838524761. Order phone 800-423-1359.
Field of medicine: Evidence-based medicine and clinical epidemiology.
Format: Softcover book.
Audience: Health care professionals, medical educators, and medical trainees interested in developing proficiency in evidence-based medicine.
Purpose: To serve as a resource and teaching text for persons who wish to acquire the searching, analytical, and statistical skills needed for evidence-based decision making.
Content: The book is divided into three sections. The first addresses medical decision-making techniques and includes chapters on refinement of probability, decision analysis, treatment and testing thresholds, and cost-effectiveness analysis. The second section guides the reader through techniques for accessing the medical literature through MEDLINE and the Internet and offers recommendations for keeping up with the literature. The last section concerns the validity of medical information in relation to the study of diagnostic tests, interventions, and prognosis and the evaluation of integrative literature (overviews, meta-analyses, practice guidelines, decision analyses, and cost-effectiveness analyses).
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