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.
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)
With in-depth guidance on conducting comparative, evidence-based research into alternative treatment strategies, this accessible handbook sets out a variety of analytical tools and discusses the issues at the heart of contemporary academic debate.
Auteur Francesco Chiappelli
Date de publication 03.04.2014
Nombre de pages 394
Type de produit Livre
Dimension 235 x 161 x 155 mm
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