Understanding Medical Information: A User's Guide to Informatics and Decision-Making

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McGraw Hill Professional, 2002 - Medical - 304 pages
This book is an engaging introduction on how to access and understand the increasingly complex and ever increasing body of information that makes up modern medicine. A fascinating "first book" on how to access the vast and rapidly expanding array of medical information now availa ble and how to critically evaluate it. Ideal for those entering medic ine, the health professions, or clinical psychology, and anyone in nee d of a readable introduction to medical informatics, this book clearly explains the major types of medical research and describes the role o f statistics in evaluating medical studies.

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The Nature of Medical Reasoning and the Limits
The Realms of Medical Research
Generating Diagnoses

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Theresa J. Jordan, MA, PhD Associate Professor and Chair Department of Applied Psychology School of Education New York University New York, New York Medical Informatics Specialist Department of Medicine and National Tuberculosis Center New Jersey Medical School University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Newark, New Jersey

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