Fundamentals of Evidence-Based Health Care and Translational Science

Authors: Chiappelli, Francesco

  • Explains in depth how best to conduct comparative effectiveness research as a basis for making evidence-based decisions in health care
  • Covers compelling current issues and a variety of analytical tools
  • Designed as a ready pocketbook and instant reference for researchers, health care providers, students, and instructors in the field
  • User-friendly, with a readily accessible structure, format, and style
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About this book

Comparative effectiveness research – the conduct and synthesis of systematic research in order to compare the benefits and harms of alternative treatment options – is of critical importance in enabling informed health care decisions to be made. This user-friendly, practical handbook examines in depth how best to perform such comparative effectiveness research. A wide range of topics and methods are discussed, including research synthesis, sampling analysis, assessment of evidence design, systematic evaluation of statistical analysis, and meta-analysis. The discussion extends well beyond the fundamentals by encompassing “complex” systematic reviews, “cumulative” meta-analyses, and logic-based versus utility-based decision making. Health care providers, researchers, instructors, and students will all find this to be an invaluable reference on the compelling current issues and important analytical tools in comparative effectiveness research.

About the authors

Professor Francesco Chiappelli, Ph.D. has contributed extensively to the development of the field of evidence-based and comparative effectiveness decision-making in health care over the past several years through his teaching, research publications, and authorship of several book chapters and books. Professor Chiappelli is the founder and director of the International Forum on evidence-based decisions and comparative effectiveness research (IF-EBD-CER), and is the honorary president of the Brazilian Association for Evidence-based dentistry. He is a American Dental Association Champion of evidence-based dentistry, and he is listed as a Fulbright Specialists for his expertise in evidence-based and comparative effectiveness analysis in health care.

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“This is a single-author reference on evidence-based practice and translational science by a well-recognized author in the field. … The intended audience includes clinical investigators, medical practitioners, and students and teachers in medical sciences (especially dentistry), clinical/basic research, statistics, epidemiology, and biostatistics. … This book is excellent. It is a valuable resource for gaining a basic understanding of evidence-based research and translational science and its practical application … .” (Bhavesh Barad, Doody’s Book Reviews, September, 2014)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Translational Effectiveness in the Context of Translational Science

    Chiappelli, Francesco

    Pages 3-31

  • Comparative Effectiveness Analysis and Evidence-Based Decisions

    Chiappelli, Francesco

    Pages 33-64

  • Methodology I: The Best Available Evidence

    Chiappelli, Francesco

    Pages 65-88

  • Methodology II: Sampling and Assessment of the Evidence

    Chiappelli, Francesco

    Pages 89-119

  • Methodology III: Systematic Evaluation of the Statistical Analysis: Data Analysis in Research Synthesis

    Chiappelli, Francesco

    Pages 121-154

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $189.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-41856-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Online orders shipping within 2-3 days.
Softcover $189.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-662-52011-6
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • low-cost access
  • online reader with highlighting and note-making option
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fundamentals of Evidence-Based Health Care and Translational Science
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-41857-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-41857-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-41856-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-52011-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 394
Number of Illustrations and Tables
28 b/w illustrations, 29 illustrations in colour
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