Emergency Medicine Decision Making: Critical Issues in Chaotic Environments: Critical Choices in…

Paperback | January 9, 2006

byScott Weingart, Peter Wyer

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This one-of-a-kind guide discusses the search, evaluation, and proper use of the literature of emergency medicine, from textbooks to trials and qualitative studies to systematic reviews. It reveals how and where to find the quality information needed when seconds count. Fully exploring medical decision making using cognitive psychology, Bayesian analysis and more, it shows how to apply the knowledge they provide to achieve superior diagnosis and management of ED patients. The avoidance of medical errors is emphasized through the precepts of critical thinking and heuristics.

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This one-of-a-kind guide discusses the search, evaluation, and proper use of the literature of emergency medicine, from textbooks to trials and qualitative studies to systematic reviews. It reveals how and where to find the quality information needed when seconds count. Fully exploring medical decision making using cognitive psychology...

Scott Weingart, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, New York Peter Wyer, MD, Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, New York

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.9 × 5.9 × 0.61 inPublished:January 9, 2006Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Understanding the Basics

Medical Statistics

1.Probability
2.P values
3.Confidence Intervals

Key Concepts

4.Sensitivity and Specificity
5.Predictive Values
6.Likelihood Ratios
7.The Risks of Relativity
8.Number Needed to Treat
9.Bias
10.Spectrum Calculations
11.Confounders

The Literature of Emergency Medicine

12.The problems of the body of "Emergency Medicine Literature"
13.The application of Emergency Medicine literature to Continuous Certification

Types of Literature

14.Textbooks
15.Retrospective Trials
16.Prospective Trials
17.Meta-Analyses
18.Integrative Studies
19.Qualitative Studies

Evaluating an Article

20.Internal Validity
21.External Validity

Finding Information When Seconds Count

22.Searching Medline
23.Using the Internet
24.Personal Databases
25.Other Sources

Medical Decision Making in the ED

26.Action and Testing Thresholds
27.Disease Likelihood and Bayesian Analysis
28.Weighing Treatment Benefits and Harm