Applying Comparative Effectiveness Data to Medical Decision Making

A Practical Guide

Editors: Asche, Carl V. (Ed.)

  • Easily accessible overview of comparative effectiveness
  • Learning objectives for each topic
  • Suggestions for further reading for each topic
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About this Textbook

This textbook introduces students to the basic concepts and methods used to measure and compare the expected benefits, risks and cost of preventive and therapeutic medical interventions. It provides an easily accessible overview of comparative effectiveness and its practical applications to daily medical decisions. The book includes learning objectives for each topic, definitions of key terms and topic summaries. Each chapter is written by a highly regarded academic and extensive reference is made throughout to other sources of literature where the interested reader can find further details.

The book considers, among other topics, evidence based medicine and the role of comparative effectiveness research in the development of medical guidelines, bias and confounding, quality of life, randomized controlled trials, analyses of retrospective databases, screening and economic evaluation. The book is intended to serve as a “what is it?”, “why do we need it?” and “how does it or could it effect positive change in health care?” rather than just a “how to?” technical overview. As such, it provides an essential resource for both under- and post-graduate students in health sciences.

About the authors

Dr. Carl Asche is the Director of the Center for Outcomes Research at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, where he is a Research Professor both in the Departments of Medicine (Peoria) and Pharmacy Systems, Outcomes & Policy (Chicago). He is also a research affiliate with the University of Victoria Centre on Aging. His research focuses on the use of comparative effectiveness research and cost-effectiveness analysis in health care decision making. In addition to the present book,his academic work has comprised authoring or co-authoring of over 75 papers that appear in the medical and economic literature. He has presented his research at seminars and conferences both nationally and internationally. He has served on numerous national and international health economics focused editorial, grant review, advisory boards and committees. Dr. Asche’s research is funded by a variety of state/federal agencies and health system providers. 

Reviews

“This is essential reading for researchers and healthcare professionals involved in making medical decisions, including physicians, midlevel practitioners, pharmacists, nurses, and other allied health professionals. … This is a thorough review of evidence-based medicine concepts and comparative effectiveness research that is easy to understand and offers a framework to support readers in determining how these concepts can be incorporated into their decision making methods in a practical and purposeful way.” (Valerie D. Barnes, Doody's Book Reviews, September, 2016)


Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction to Comparative Effectiveness Research

    Kirkness, Carmen S., PhD

    Pages 1-11

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  • Randomized Controlled Trials

    Kalva, Nikhil R., MD (et al.)

    Pages 13-25

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  • Observational Studies

    Bae, Jaeyong, PhD (et al.)

    Pages 27-35

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  • Evaluating Published CER Evidence

    Ren, Jinma, PhD

    Pages 37-51

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  • Epidemiological Principles Applied to CER

    Ren, Jinma, PhD

    Pages 53-62

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eBook 41,64 €
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Hardcover 51,99 €
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Applying Comparative Effectiveness Data to Medical Decision Making
Book Subtitle
A Practical Guide
Editors
  • Carl V. Asche
Copyright
2016
Publisher
ADIS
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-23329-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-23329-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-22064-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 113
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations, 12 illustrations in colour
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