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Author Jenicek, Milos, 1935- author.

Title Foundations of evidence-based medicine : clinical epidemiology and beyond / Milos Jenicek
Edition Second edition
Published Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, [2020]
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Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; A word from the author; Author; Part 1: How Do We See Things in Medicine: Our trains of thought; 1. How do we see medicine, health and disease? A basic set of rules and fundamental paradigms (including evidence!); Introductory comments; 1.1 The art, craft and science of medicine; 1.1.1 Craft of medicine; 1.1.2 Science of medicine; 1.1.3 Scientific method; 1.2 The goals of medicine and its ensuing strategies: Health protection, disease prevention and health promotion; 1.3 How do we define and understand health and disease?
1.3.1 Health1.3.2 Disease; 1.3.3 Syndrome; 1.3.4 Impairment, disability, handicap; 1.4 What is evidence-based medicine (EBM) and what is its place in medicine today?; 1.4.1 Evidence-based medicine defined and its steps; 1.4.2 Evidence-based clinical medicine (EBCM); 1.4.3 Evidence-based community medicine and public health (EBCMPH); 1.4.4 Evidence-based health care (EBHC); 1.4.5 Grading evidence and evaluating the entire EBM process; 1.4.6 Criticism of evidence-based medicine; 1.5 Other 'new' medicines: Contradictory or complementary to EBM?; 1.5.1 Patient-centered medicine
1.5.2 Personalized medicine1.5.3 Evidence-based practice; 1.5.4 Lathology; 1.5.5 Interpretive medicine; 1.5.6 Functional medicine; 1.5.7 Stratified medicine; 1.5.8 Precision medicine; 1.6 Conclusions: Understanding the remainder of this book; References; 2. The work of physicians with individuals and communities: Epidemiology and other partners in evidence-based medicine; 2.1 Common logic in dealing with individual patients and communities; 2.2 Patterns of reasoning in practice and research and key ways to decisions; 2.2.1 Key ways to make decisions
2.3 Related fields in research and practice2.3.1 Epidemiology; 2.3.2 Clinical epidemiology; 2.3.3 Biostatistics; 2.3.4 Values beyond healing and cure: Health economics; 2.3.5 Qualitative research; Qualitative research in general; Qualitative research in medicine, nursing and public health; Conclusions about qualitative research; 2.3.6 Evidence-based medicine; Historical context of evidence-based medicine; What is 'evidence'?; What is evidence-based medicine?; Grading and evaluating evidence and its uses What does the future hold for EBM?2.4 Conclusions: Fulfilling the Hippocratic Oath; References; 3. The logic in modern medicine: Reasoning and underlying concepts; Introductory comments; 3.1 Logic in medicine; 3.2 Logic around us; 3.2.1 Philosophy in medicine is more than ethics: Some definitions of common terms in philosophy; 3.2.2 Definitions of logic; 3.2.3 Some basic elements and principles of logic; Arguments and syllogisms; Deduction and induction in logic and medicine; Abduction; Implications of logic for medicine
Summary This comprehensive text focuses on reasoning, critical thinking and pragmatic decision making in medicine. Based on the author's extensive experience and filled with definitions, formulae, flowcharts and checklists, this fully revised second edition continues to provide invaluable guidance to the crucial role that clinical epidemiology plays in the expanding field of evidence-based medicine. Key Features: 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
Notes 3.3 Uncertainty and probability in medicine
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Milos Jenicek is Professor (PT) of Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Medicine at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He is also Professor Emeritus at the Université de Montréal and former Adjunct Professor at McGill University. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. In 2009, he was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, London, UK
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Subject Evidence-based medicine.
Evidence-Based Medicine -- methods
MEDICAL -- General.
MEDICAL -- Administration.
MEDICAL -- Allied Health Services -- General.
Evidence-based medicine.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780429198137