Foundations of Evidence-Based Medicine: Clinical Epidemiology and Beyond, Second Edition
• Considers evidence-based medicine as a universal initiative common to all health sciences and professions, and all specialties within those disciplines
• Demonstrates how effective practice is reliant on proper foundations, such as clinical and fundamental epidemiology, and biostatistics
• Introduces the reader to basic epidemiological methods, meta-analysis and decision analysis
• Shows that structured, modern, argumentative reasoning is required to build the best possible evidence and use it in practice and research
• Outlines how to make the most appropriate decisions in clinical care, disease prevention and health promotion
Presenting a range of topics seldom seen in a single resource, the innovative blend of informal logic and structured evidence-based reasoning makes this book invaluable for anyone seeking broad, in-depth and readable coverage of this complex and sometimes controversial field.