The Doctor's Guide to Critical Appraisal (4th edition, 2015)

The brand new fourth edition (2015) of The Doctor’s Guide to Critical Appraisal helps you to develop all the knowledge and skills to appraise clinical research papers effectively. Working from first principles and assuming no prior knowledge, this tried and trusted guide reviews all you need to know, clearly and concisely:

the doctor's guide to critical appraisal

  • Learn how to identify the strengths and weaknesses of study methods
  • Understand how to interpret results with confidence
  • Appreciate which results can make a real difference to your patients

This latest edition expands on the award-winning third edition, to include even more useful facts and professional tips. You’ll find the 68 new and updated chapters are structured logically to help build your understanding step-by-step. Each chapter focuses on a single topic in a clear and easy-to-read format. The important principles are supported by clinical scenarios and figures, and the new edition also includes over 70 excerpts from real papers to illustrate key concepts.

The Guide can assist you in several different ways:

  • Stay up-to-date with the latest evidence
  • Prepare journal club presentations
  • Plan research projects
  • Essential reading for many postgraduate exams, including MRCPsych, MRCGP, FCEM, FRCS, MRCOG, ISFE, MFPH and FPM
  • Prepare for job interview stations in all specialties

This guide is a truly comprehensive resource, one that’s trusted by doctors, dentists, nurses, students and researchers worldwide.

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