Back cover copy The best-selling introduction to evidence-based medicine In a clear and engaging style, How to Read a Paper demystifies evidence-based medicine and explains how to critically appraise published research and also put the findings into practice. An ideal introduction to evidence-based medicine, How to Read a Paper explains what to look for in different types of papers and how best to evaluate the literature and then implement the findings in an evidence-based, patient-centred way. Helpful checklist summaries of the key points in each chapter provide a useful framework for applying the principles of evidence-based medicine in everyday practice. This fifth edition has been fully updated with new examples and references to reflect recent developments and current practice. It also includes two new chapters on applying evidence-based medicine with patients and on the common criticisms of evidence-based medicine and responses.
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Do you wonder, when you see studies cited, if the conclusion the person is drawing is the same conclusion the study authors came to? If so, this is the book for you. I got out of crazy-restrictive eating by applying the criteria in this book to the various studies on food and "toxins" I saw cited in articles, books, etc. This was NOT an easy read, but it empowered me to Are you interested in nutrition?
This was NOT an easy read, but it empowered me to critically analyze the info I was getting. Five stars because "the more you know.
Ryan rated it really liked it This book is written for doctors so they can understand what medical articles are saying. All doctors should read this, and so should people who would like to know or think they know about the state of medical knowledge. Apr 22, Stefan Tsenov rated it it was amazing A great book for setting the basics of evidence based medicine, paper assessment and choosing the best information sources.
However it is could be a bit heavy at times, needing more concentration to understand the subject.
How to Read a Paper : The Basics of Evidence-Based Medicine
How to Read a Paper: The Basics of Evidence-Based Medicine