PDQ: Evidence-based Principles and Practice

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Understanding the research process and retrieving the right research a nd clinical studies is essential for patient diagnosis, treatment, and care. This books helps the reader develop optimal, effective MEDLINE, CINAHL, PSYCINFO and EMBASE search strategies. It offers step-by-step suggestions for retrieving sound clinical studies on the etiology, pr ognosis, diagnosis, prevention, management, economics, and qualitative studies of disorders encountered in all areas of health care. The boo k is printed in a convenient pocket manual format, and accompanied by a CD-ROM with the complete text and illustrations of the book, in full y searchable PDF files.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Therapy Prevention and Control and Quality Improvement
33
Diagnosis and Screening
60
Etiology Causation and Harm
82
Secondary Publications Systematic Review Articles
120
Secondary Publications Economic Analyses
172
Qualitative Studies
186
Appendix
204
Index
208
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