Comprehensive, concise, and clinically oriented introduction to the subject of epidemiology. Introduces students to the principles of evidence based medicine, helps them to develop and apply methods of clinical observation in order to form accurate conclusions. Intended primarily for medical students taking their first course in epidemiology/publichealth/biostatistics.
Tension - between efforts to make medical practice more scientific and the suspicions of many clinicians - has caused one of the greatest practical and ethical challenges in the history of the health professions. This book reviews the history and conceptual origins of evidence-based practice and discusses key ethical issues that arise in clinical practice, public health and health policy
Not until recently have medical students and physicians been taught to critically examine the evidence base behind medical management decisions. This book is perfect for students, not only because it will help them care for patients during their medicine subinternship rotation, but also because it will provide a valuable resource as they prepare for their end-of-rotation NBME shelf examination. Evidence-Based Clinical Reasoning in Medicine dissects many of the most controversial medical issues and landmark clinical trials that have and will continue to influence the practice of medicine..
The clinical management of patients with diabetes is rapidly evolving. Evidence-based Management of Diabetes provides a succinct summary of a range of topics, including areas where there is already well developed evidence for a particular treatment, but also those areas where the evidence is perhaps doubtful or there is some associated controversy or ambiguity. Where possible throughout the book treatment recommendations are given based on the available evidence and practice guidelines. The book also highlights the gaps in evidence where further research is needed. In the practice of diabetes care, there are many issues influencing practitoners currently. This book addresses many of the most pertinent issues concerning delivery of diabetes care. The authors are internationally renowned experts in the field of diabetes care who successfully and succinctly present state-of-the-art reviews based on the medical evidence designed to help the clinician be as best informed as possible in the care of patients with diabetes..