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Studying a Study and Testing a Test
How to Read the Medical Evidence
Fifth edition
by Richard K. Riegelman

Now in its Fifth Edition, Studying a Study and Testing a Test presents a step-by-step approach to critical and efficient reading of the medical literature.

Health care professionals will learn how to evaluate clinical studies, identify flaws in study design, interpret statistics, and apply evidence from clinical research in practice.

Features:

  • Provides a step-by-step approach to reading health care literature
  • Uniform framework provides six questions, which can be used to evaluate all health science literature
  • Hypothetical illustrations demonstrate the kind of limitations frequently found in health science literature
  • Unique learning aids include checklists of questions, scenarios illustrating study design errors, and flaw-catching exercises

New to this edition:

  • Math and statistics discussions are more graphical
  • Guide to the Guidelines section that reflects the increased use of clinical guidelines as “standards” of care

Contents

  1. Studying a Study
  2. Testing a Test
  3. Rating a Rate
  4. Considering Costs and Evaluating Effectiveness
  5. A Guide to the Guidelines
  6. Selecting a Statistic

Glossary
Index

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Studying a Study and Testing a Test
How to Read the Medical Evidence
Fifth edition
by Richard K. Riegelman

2005 • 403 pages • $64.00 + shipping
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