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Clinical Epidemiology & Evidence-Based Medicine: Fundamental Principles of Clinical Reasoning & Research

Yale Medicine Magazine, 2002 - Autumn


by David L. Katz, M.D., M.P.H. ’93, associate clinical professor of public health and medicine, Laura Greci, M.D., and Haq Nawaz, M.D., M.P.H., clinical instructor in medicine and lecturer in public health

Sage Publications (Thousand Oaks, Calif.) 2001

If a patient is older or younger, or sicker or healthier, taller or shorter than—or simply different from—the subjects of a study, do the results pertain?

This book is a resource for all health care workers involved in applying evidence to the care of their patients. Using clinical examples and citing liberally from the peer-reviewed literature, the book shows how statistical principles can improve medical decisions. Plus, as Katz shows how probability, risk and alternatives are fundamental considerations in all clinical decisions, he demonstrates the intuitive basis for using clinical epidemiology as a science underlying medical decisions.

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