Fundamentals of Evidence-Based Health Care and Translational Science by Francesco ChiappelliFundamentals of Evidence-Based Health Care and Translational Science by Francesco Chiappelli

Fundamentals of Evidence-Based Health Care and Translational Science

byFrancesco Chiappelli

Hardcover | April 3, 2014

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Comparative effectiveness research - the conduct and synthesis of systematic research in order to compare the benefits and harms of alternative treatment options - is of critical importance in enabling informed health care decisions to be made. This user-friendly, practical handbook examines in depth how best to perform such comparative effectiveness research. A wide range of topics and methods are discussed, including research synthesis, sampling analysis, assessment of evidence design, systematic evaluation of statistical analysis, and meta-analysis. The discussion extends well beyond the fundamentals by encompassing "complex" systematic reviews, "cumulative" meta-analyses, and logic-based versus utility-based decision making. Health care providers, researchers, instructors, and students will all find this to be an invaluable reference on the compelling current issues and important analytical tools in comparative effectiveness research.
Professor Francesco Chiappelli, Ph.D. has contributed extensively to the development of the field of evidence-based and comparative effectiveness decision-making in health care over the past several years through his teaching, research publications, and authorship of several book chapters and books. Professor Chiappelli is the founder ...
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Title:Fundamentals of Evidence-Based Health Care and Translational ScienceFormat:HardcoverDimensions:394 pagesPublished:April 3, 2014Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3642418562

ISBN - 13:9783642418563

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Table of Contents

Fundamental Implications for Clinical Practice: Translational Effectiveness in the Context of Translational Science.- Comparative Effectiveness Analysis and Evidence-Based Decisions.- The Best Available Evidence.- Sampling and Assessment of the Evidence.- Systematic Evaluation of Statistical Analysis: Data Analysis in Research Synthesis.- Optimizing Clinical Practice-Based Patient-Centered Outcomes Research: Getting and Understanding Data.- Obtaining Data.- Describing and Analyzing Data.- Translational Effectiveness Analysis.- Optimizing Clinical Outcomes by Individualizing Observations.- Evaluation in Patient-Centered Outcomes Research.- Translational Effectiveness in Practice-Based Patient-Centered Outcomes Research.   

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From the book reviews:"This is a single-author reference on evidence-based practice and translational science by a well-recognized author in the field. . The intended audience includes clinical investigators, medical practitioners, and students and teachers in medical sciences (especially dentistry), clinical/basic research, statistics, epidemiology, and biostatistics. . This book is excellent. It is a valuable resource for gaining a basic understanding of evidence-based research and translational science and its practical application . ." (Bhavesh Barad, Doody's Book Reviews, September, 2014)