Interpreting the Medical Literature

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McGraw-Hill, Medical Pub. Division, 2002 - Medical - 296 pages
The fourth edition of this well-written text continues to provide heal th care professionals with an approach to reading and understanding re search articles in medical journals. This concise, highly readable tex t demystifies research literature and helps the reader understand the fundamental principles of epidemiology, applying epidemiologic data, d eveloping skills to evaluate study design and execution, and formulati ng a dissenting opinion. Current and classic examples from medical re search are found throughout the text to illustrate and reinforce key p oints.

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Stephen H. Gehlbach, M.D., M.P.H., is currently Dean of the School of Public Health and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

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