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Texts about EBCP and Research

There is a wealth of good texts available related to evidence-based practice and to research. Here are just some, in no particular order. Harris M, Taylor G, Jackson D. Clinical evidence made easy. Scion Publishing; Banbury, England, 2014 Harden R, Laidlaw J. Essential skills for a medical teacher: an introduction to teaching and learning...
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Qualitative Research

Consider a clinical trial in which we are looking for change in self-reported pain scores, where our participants record those scores using a numerical rating scale from 0 (no pain) to 10 (worst pain imaginable). Participant #1 scores his pain a 5 on the day it is recorded, and participant #2 also scores her...
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BioMed Central

One of the great challenges facing practitioners is the ability not just to locate good information but to then obtain it. While we are accustomed to going to google and locating information quite easily, in the scientific realm this can be a bit more challenging as the information we may want hides behind online...
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The t-test

When you read research reports, you will often see the t-test used to report results. But this is sometimes difficult for the non-statistical (which is most clinical practitioners) to understand. What, exactly, is the t-test and what does it do? All the t-test really does is determines whether the means of two groups are statistically...
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Meta-Analysis

A meta-analysis is a form of systematic review in which the quantitative data from a set of studies is combined and re-analyzed. The idea is that any single given clinical trial will give only a partial depiction of reality, of what the true effect is of a given intervention. This is because studies cost...
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Evidence-Based Practice on youtube

There is a wealth of good information clips about various aspects of evidence-based practice on youtube. Herewith are just a few for your viewing pleasure. Evidence-Based Medicine in Practice #1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DadRleW_pE4 This clip has professor Paul Glasziou provide an introduction to EBCP. Dr. David Sackett: Medical Pioneer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nbd–s2dFY0 This is bittersweet, given Dr. Sackett’s...
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An Overview (Again) about Evidence-Based Practice

Evidence-based practice is a combination of three elements: the best research evidence (from the literature), clinical expertise and patient values. These have become almost iconic in the field. But let’s briefly look at them. Best research evidence: new research is published every day, and much of this research has the potential to change practice....
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Pubmed Mobile

At Palmer College we are on summer break, so we have not posted to this site in a couple of weeks. We will soon return to work, and to writing. But I wanted to just offer this short entry on a new development at Pubmed. Pubmed, as you likely know, is the interface between...
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Hazard Ratios

In the evidence-based world, there are tools one can use that can give you insight into questions that you may not know can be answered. For example, let’s look at the concept of the hazard ratio. Now, understand, the term “hazard” here does not mean danger or a bad thing happening (unless that is...
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David Sackett, RIP

(Disclosure: I also posted this on my Teaching and Learning blog, http://tlchiro.blogspot.com). On May 13, David Sackett died. He was inarguably the Father of evidence-based medicine, and his work has transformed the practice of healthcare in incalculable ways. He began his work by establishing the first Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics in Canada,...
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