"One of the greatest aspects of this book is the section relating to searching the literature and whilst we may think we may all practise this on a fairly regular basis under the assumption that we do a pretty decent job of it, this section holds the key to excelling." (Urology News
, May/June 2009)
From the Back Cover
How to Read a Paper
is one of the bestselling texts on evidence–based medicine, used by health care professionals and medical students worldwide. Trisha Greenhalgh’s ability to explain the basics of evidence–based medicine in an accessible and readable way means the book is an ideal introduction for all, from first year students to experienced practitioners.
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′.
This third edition places more emphasis on patient perspectives, contains increased coverage of qualitative research in evidence–based medicine and also includes new information on literature sources and search mechanisms.