Internationally recognized experts, pioneers, and opinion makers in evidence-based medicine (EBM) provocatively recast endocrine policy and practice in the light of EBM philosophy and principles. The authors explain the past, present, and future of EBM; consider its practical implications for endocrinology; demonstrate what the qevidence baseq is in EBM; and present illustrative case studies by practicing evidence-based clinicians. Highlights include essays on why cost-effective analyses are problematic, the contrast between clinical investigations and large randomized trials, the role of Cochrane reviews and meta-analyses, and the curriculum requirements for training evidence-based endocrinologists.Synopses of the original studies or reviews (e.g., American College of Physicians [ACP] Journal Club). ... integrated decision-support system that summarizes important research evidence about endocrinology problems and links to ... It is available in print and electronic versions (including personal digital assistant [ PDA]) formats and the electronic versions have monthly updates. ... Both publications target primary care clinicians, and include a number of important endocrinology topics.
|Author||:||Victor M. Montori|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2007-11-05|