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Author Crombie, I. K.

Title The pocket guide to critical appraisal : a handbook for health care professionals / by Iain K. Crombie
Published London : BMJ Publishing Group, 1996

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 WATERFT HEALTH  362.1072 Cro/Pgt  AVAILABLE
Description xi, 66 pages ; 22 cm
regular print
Contents 1. Introducing critical appraisal -- 2. Questions to ask when reading a paper -- 3. Identifying the research method -- 4. Interpreting the results -- 5. Introduction to the check lists -- 6. The standard appraisal questions -- 7. Appraising surveys -- 8. Appraising cohort studies -- 9. Appraising clinical trials -- 10. Appraising case-control studies -- 11. Appraising review papers
Summary "This concise guide to the assessment of medical research is designed to accompany every library visit. The first section of the book introduces the rationale behind critical appraisal, discusses the questions to be asked of each section of a paper and identifies the common pitfalls in published research." "The second section tackles the five main genres of medical research in detail: surveys, clinical trials, cohort studies, case control studies, and review papers." "Each method is given a comprehensive one page checklist to aid the reader in assessing the methodological quality and clinical relevance of published studies. Experienced researchers will be able to rely on the checklists alone as an aide-memoire, but all of the checklist questions are expanded and discussed in the accompanying text."--BOOK JACKET
Analysis Primary health services Research
Primary health services Research
Notes Includes index
Subject Medical care surveys -- Evaluation.
Medical literature.
Medicine -- Research -- Evaluation.
Cohort Studies.
Data Collection.
Review Literature as Topic.
Research Design.
Case-Control Studies.
Clinical Trials as Topic.
Cohort Studies.
Case-Control Studies.
Clinical Trials as Topic.
Cohort Studies.
Data Collection.
Evaluation Studies as Topic.
Evidence-Based Medicine.
Healath Services research
Health Care Surveys.
Primary Health Care.
Primary health carre
Research Design.
Research.
Genre/Form Review.
Handbook.
ISBN 072791099X (paperback)
Other Titles Critical appraisal