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Systematic Reviews in Health Care

Systematic Reviews in Health Care
A Practical Guide

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  • Date Published: November 2001
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521799621

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  • The past two decades have seen increasing interest and developments in methods for doing high quality systematic reviews. This volume provides a clear introduction to the concepts of systematic reviews, and lucidly describes the difficulties and traps to avoid. A unique feature of the manual is its description of the different methods needed for different types of health care questions: frequency of disease, prognosis, diagnosis, risk, and management. This book also provides illustrative examples and exercises for each of the sections.

    • Methods for different types of clinical question
    • Includes exercises for each of the different questions
    • Helpful appendices, including description of available software
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    "This book is well designed for people who are looking for an introduction to the field of systematic reviews. This is a worthy addition to the practice of evidence-based medicine." Doody's Notes

    "The book serves as an excellently readable introduction to the whole subject of formal literature reviewing." Doctors.net

    "This stands as a strong competitor in the growing list of available resources that lead the reader through the systematic review process...an excellent resource..." Teaching and learning in Medicine

    "[Systematic Reviews in Health Care: A Practical Guide]...is very well written and extremely easy to read. It is a true practical guide through the maze of clinical studies. Complex issues are presented in a clear, concise, logical, and easy-to-follow manner...I believe this book should be essential reading for all practicing clinicians and should be prominently displayed in every medical library." Southern Medical Journal

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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2001
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521799621
    • length: 148 pages
    • dimensions: 246 x 189 x 8 mm
    • weight: 0.28kg
    • contains: 13 b/w illus. 4 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    Part I. General Methods:
    1. The question
    2. Finding relevant studies
    3. Appraising and selecting studies
    4. Summarising and synthesising the studies
    5. Applicability: returning to the question
    Part II. Question-Specific Methods:
    6. Interventions
    7. Frequency and rate
    8. Diagnostic tests
    9. Aetiology and risk factors
    10. Prediction: prognosis and risk
    Appendix A. Literature searching methods
    Appendix B. Software for meta-analysis
    Glossary
    Acronyms and abbreviations
    References
    Index.

  • Authors

    Paul Glasziou, University of Oxford

    Les Irwig, University of Sydney

    Chris Bain, University of Queensland

    Graham Colditz, Harvard School of Public Health

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