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Evidence-Based Pharmacotherapy
Optimal Patient Care = Best Knowledge + Competent Practitioner
by Elaine Chiquette

Evidence-Based Practitioner covers all aspects of accessing, interpreting, and applying the best knowledge about medications to ensure optimal patient care.

Features:

  • A step-by-step description of a sound evidence-based decision-making process
  • Discussions on how to formulate a drug information question and how to use the clinical literature to find an answer relevant for a particular patient
  • Key information about critical appraisal of evidence sources, descriptive and inferential statistics, and the principles of decision analysis
  • The basics on lifelong learning tools such as reference manager software, handheld devices to access data at the point of care, and techniques for interviewing pharmaceutical company field representatives
  • A CD-ROM that contains all appendix material plus supplemental information and exercises to test the skills learned in several chapters
  • Exercises, critical appraisal worksheets, links to Web-based tutorials, and resources for locating evidence-based medicine
  • Case scenarios that illustrate the application of evidence-based medicine

Contents

  1. Introduction to Evidence-Based Pharmacotherapy
  2. Searching the Biomedical Literature: Finding a Needle in a Haystack
  3. Matching the Question With the Best Available Evidence
  4. Demystifying Statistics
  5. Transforming Evidence Into Action
  6. Making a Pharmacotherapy Decision Using a Decison-Analytic Framework
  7. Applying Evidence-Based Pharmacotherapy to Formulary Decisions
  8. Keeping Up to Date

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Evidence-Based Pharmacotherapy
Optimal Patient Care = Best Knowledge + Competent Practitioner
by Elaine Chiquette

2007 211 pages $59.95 + shipping
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