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Critical Appraisal for Psychiatrists

A short introduction to critical appraisal, research methods and statistics in psychistry, aimed in particular at trainees sitting the MRCPsych and similar exams.

Paperback, 288 Pages

Published: October 2000

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-443-07017-4

Contents

  • A rationale for EBMH. Clinical governance. Information needs in everyday clinical practice. Asking clinical questions. Getting answers. Resources. Designing a research project. Case reports, series and uncontrolled studies. Surveys. Clincal audit.Qualitative studies. Case-control studies. Cohort studies. Clinical trials. Economic analysis. Systematic reviews and meta-analysis. Types of data. Rates. Probability. Parametric and non-parametric statistics. Measures of central tendency and dispersion. Camparing groups. Relationships between groups. Multivariate statistics. Meta-analysis statistics. Critical appraisal diagnosis, treatment, systematic reviews and meta-analysis, prognosis, economics, guidelines, aetiology/harm, clinical audit. Mock exam papers.

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