Drug Information and Literature Evaluation
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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Chapter 1 Evidencebased approach to addressing information needs
Chapter 2 Tertiary resources
Chapter 3 Secondary resources
Chapter 4 Internet resources
what type of study is it?
the journal authors and study purpose
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