Essentials of Evidence-based Clinical Practice
American Medical Association
"Users' Guide to the Medical Literature: Essentials of Evidence-Based Clinical Practice" will help you develop the core knowledge you need to take control of the medical literature - to uncover the relevant information, assess its validity and determine whether it applies to your patient. The pocketsized Essentials is succinct yet thorough in its exposition of the concepts, making it the ideal text to tote along on the wards. Affordably priced, the book offers: a thorough, comprehensive and clinician-friendly evidence-based medicine toolkit; why framing the right question is so important; how to find and distinguish between strong and weak evidence; what's needed to critically appraise the best evidence; how to weigh the risks and benefits that precede medical management decisions; how to individualize evidence to each patient; and, a CD-ROM to enable intuitive, nonlinear learning experiences in coordination with the text.Also available is the "Manual for Evidence-Based Clinical Practice", which together with "Essentials of Evidence-Based Clinical Practice" provide the most detailed yet clinical-friendly exposition of the concepts necessary to use the medical literature to solve patient problems.