This is a text that explains the meaning of critical appraisal and terms such as ′numbers needed to treat′, ′how to search the literature′, ′evaluate the different types of papers′ and ′put the conclusions to clinical use′.
New features of the third edition include:
- New discussion putting evidence–based medicine into the current context, with more emphasis on patient perspectives
- Increased coverage of qualitative research in evidence–based medicine
- New information on literature sources and search mechanisms