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Critical appraisal of epidemiological studies and clinical trials / J. Mark Elwood.
3rd ed.Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.

Topics covered: The importance of causal relationships in medicine and health care -- Study designs which can demostrate and
test causation -- The results obtained from studies of causation -- Selection of subjects for study -- Error and bias in observation --
Confounding -- Chance variation -- Combining results from several studies: systematic review and meta-analysis --
The diagnosis of causation -- Critical appraisal of a randomized clinical trial -- Critical appraisal of a randomized trial of a preventive
agent-- Critical appraisal of a prospective cohort study -- Critical appraisal of a retrospective cohort study -- Critical appraisal of a matched
case-control study.

Countway Medicine | WA 950 E52ca 2007


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1. Jackson R, Ameratunga S, Broad J, Connor J, Lethaby A, Robb G, Wells S,
Glasziou P, Heneghan C.
The GATE frame: critical appraisal with pictures.
Evid Based Med. 2006 Apr;11(2):35-8. No abstract available.
PMID: 17213070 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

2: Jackson R, Ameratunga S, Broad J, Connor J, Lethaby A, Robb G, Wells S,
Glasziou P, Heneghan C.
The GATE frame: critical appraisal with pictures.
Evid Based Nurs. 2006 Jul;9(3):68-71. No abstract available.
PMID: 16862733 [PubMed]

3: Jackson R, Ameratunga S, Broad J, Connor J, Lethaby A, Robb G, Wells S,
Glasziou P, Heneghan C.
The GATE frame: critical appraisal with pictures.
ACP J Club. 2006 Mar-Apr;144(2):A8-11. No abstract available.
PMID: 16539343 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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