Interpreting the Medical Literature

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Provides health care professionals with a proven approach to reading and understanding research articles in medical journals. Filled with examples of current and classic medical studies, the Fourth Edition features new chapters on conflicting studies, literature and public policy, and interpreting drug trials.

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INTERPRETING THE MEDICAL LITERATURE, Fourth Edition

GET MORE FROM EVERY JOURNAL YOU READ

Stephen Gehlbach's readable guide enhances the quality of the information you gain every time you sit down to read the medical literature. Interpreting the Medical Literature makes the task of keeping up less daunting. By demystifying the complex language of research studies, this guide makes reading medical literature more palatable, digestible, and profitable.

FIRST CHOICE FOR UNDERSTANDING MEDICAL RESEARCH
* Enhances your ability to interpret medical literature and judge the value and significance of any study
* Makes reading research studies quicker, easier, and more pleasurable
* Hones your analytical skills and gives you the power to judge study design, methods, and meaning
* Clarifies dense, scientific prose
* Simplies statistical analysis
* Offers numerous examples from actual medical literature
* Includes new figures and charts

"The author is highly readable...the book is very well written, organized thoughtfully, and contains many clincal examples." -- Doody's Journal

"An important and welcome text that greatly helps to demystify the epistemology and praxis of biomedical research." -- Journal of Family Practice (on the 2nd Edition)

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"If some of us are not ready for the other vertiginous rides then we should start off with Gelbach, we will definitely step off feeling smarter ..." "His approach to methodology and design of studies makes delightful reading." (Journal of American Medical Association 2002-12-01)

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