Statistics Workbook for Evidence-based Health Care
192 Pages

Statistics Workbook for Evidence-based Health Care



This concise, easy to understand and learner-friendly book invites the readers to actively particpate in the understanding of medical statistical concepts that are frequently used in health care research and evidence-based practice worldwide.

Knowing that the best way to learn statistical concepts is to use them, the authors employ real examples and articles from health science literature, complete with the complexities that real life presents, in an approach that will help bring researchers and clinicians one step closer towards being statistical savvy and better able to critically read research literature and interpret the results.

  • A practical hands-on workbook for individual or group exercises
  • Teaches how to understand statistical methods when reading journals, and how to use them in clinical research
  • Emphasizes the use of statistics in evidence-based research

Relevant for anyone needing to use statistics, this workbook is an ideal resource for all health care professionals and students, especially those learning and practising evidence-based medicine.



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Published 22 January 2009
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EAN13 9781444300505
License: All rights reserved
Language English

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Preface, vii
Acknowledgements, ix
 1 Cardiac Symptoms and Physical Signs, 1
 2 Congenital Heart Disease, 17
 3 Valve Disease, 71
 4 The Cardiomyopathies, 130
 5 Coronary Artery Disease, 159
 6 Cardiac Failure, 255
 7 Disturbances of Cardiac Rhythm: Bradycardias, Pacing, the ICD, Biventricular Pacing for Heart Failure, 310
 8 Disturbances of Cardiac Rhythm: Tachycardias and Ablation, 365
 9 Infective Endocarditis, 419
10 Pericardial Disease, 448
11 The Heart in Systemic Disease, 460
12 Systemic Hypertension, 483
13 Pulmonary Hypertension and Pulmonary Embolism, 495
14 Diseases of the Aorta, 512
vi Contents
15 Pregnancy and Heart Disease, 526
16 Cardiac Investigations, 545
17 Echocardiography, 594
1 Nomogram for Body Size, 633
2 Rate Conversion Chart, 634
3 Further Reading, 635
4 References of Important Trials or Papers Quoted in the Text, 637
5 Useful Addresses and Hyperlinks, 646
6 Driving and Cardiovascular Disease in the UK, 648
7 List of Abbreviations, 653
Index, 659