Systematic Reviews in Health Care: A Practical Guide by Paul GlasziouSystematic Reviews in Health Care: A Practical Guide by Paul Glasziou

Systematic Reviews in Health Care: A Practical Guide

byPaul Glasziou, Les Irwig, Chris Bain

Paperback | November 26, 2001

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The past two decades have seen increasing interest and developments in methods for doing high quality systematic reviews. This volume provides a clear introduction to the concepts of systematic reviews, and lucidly describes the difficulties and traps to avoid. A unique feature of the manual is its description of the different methods needed for different types of health care questions: frequency of disease, prognosis, diagnosis, risk, and management. This book also provides illustrative examples and exercises for each of the sections.

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Title:Systematic Reviews in Health Care: A Practical GuideFormat:PaperbackPublished:November 26, 2001Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521799627

ISBN - 13:9780521799621

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Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. General Methods: 1. The question; 2. Finding relevant studies; 3. Appraising and selecting studies; 4. Summarising and synthesising the studies; 5. Applicability: returning to the question; Part II. Question-Specific Methods: 6. Interventions; 7. Frequency and rate; 8. Diagnostic tests; 9. Aetiology and risk factors; 10. Prediction: prognosis and risk; Appendix A. Literature searching methods; Appendix B. Software for meta-analysis; Glossary; Acronyms and abbreviations; References; Index.

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"[Systematic Reviews in Health Care: A Practical Guide]...is very well written and extremely easy to read. It is a true practical guide through the maze of clinical studies. Complex issues are presented in a clear, concise, logical, and easy-to-follow manner...I believe this book should be essential reading for all practicing clinicians and should be prominently displayed in every medical library." Southern Medical Journal