All the key principles of medical decision-making-in one
compact, case-based guide
"The book provides a comprehensive overview of many core
principles in research design and analysis. It is logically
organized, with clear learning objectives at the beginning of each
chapter and pertinent examples to illustrate key concepts. The
author does a wonderful job of simplifying a subject that has
caused much confusion for many medical students and
physicians....This is a book that I would enthusiastically
recommend to other medical students. 5 Stars "--"Doody's Review
"Rational Medical Decision Making: A Case-Based Approach" is a
hands-on text that clarifies the process of evidence-based medical
decision making like no other source.
Following the trusted LANGE format, this portable volume is
ideal for learning the fundamentals of evidence-based medical
practice and skills. Whether you are a student, resident, or a
clinician, here is where you'll find all the right tools-including
case studies, learning objectives, and self-assessment exercises-to
take your decision making skills to the next
level.FeaturesFull-spectrum coverage, from basic statistics,
medical literature interpretation, and statistics and data
application, to different types of research methodologiesCase-based
orientation in each chapter, featuring cases designed to highlight
the important principles discussed in that chapterFocus on learning
critical evidence-based medicine concepts, such as Positive
Predictive Values, Number-Needed-to-Treat Statistics, Pre Test
Probability, Sensitivity and Specificity, and moreEngaging
discussion of research methods in the context of diagnosis- and
therapeutics-centered studiesAn overview of the construction and
evidentiary basis of Clinical Practice Guidelines, with a look at
their definition, purpose, and use in aiding patient care decisions
"Anatomy of a Research Article" chapter that goes beyond the
interpretation of medical literature to describe the process
through which articles are published
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