Drug Information and Literature Evaluation

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Pharmaceutical Press, 2013 - Medical - 196 pages
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This book teaches students how to effectively and efficiently locate and analyze up-to-date drug information and literature. It succinctly examines key drug information and literature-evaluation principles - the proper approach for answering drug health information questions, tertiary and secondary resources, and practice guideline, systematic reviews and meta-analyses. Every chapter includes self-assessment questions; answers are located at the back of the book.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Evidencebased approach to addressing information needs
1
Chapter 2 Tertiary resources
13
Chapter 3 Secondary resources
29
Chapter 4 Internet resources
39
what type of study is it?
53
the journal authors and study purpose
61
methods used
69
statistical analyses
91
results interpretation and conclusions
105
putting it all together
137
Chapter 11 Equivalence and noninferiority studies
143
Chapter 12 Practice guidelines systematic reviews and metaanalyses
151
Answers to selfassessment questions
161
Bibliography
183
Index
185
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