Evidence-Based Decision Making

Evidence-Based Decision Making : A Translational Guide for Dental Professionals

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Evidence-Based Decision Making for Dental Professions teaches the skills necessary for life-long learning that are an important part of the ability to translate recent and relevant scientific evidence into practical applications. This concise, hands-on text provides a method for making evidence-based decisions in practice. The book presents a step-by-step approach to mastering the five essential skills of evidence-based decision making-formulating patient-centered questions, searching for the appropriate evidence, critically appraising the evidence, applying the evidence to practice, and evaluating the process. Five Case Scenarios are used throughout the book and cover the broad areas of therapy/prevention, diagnosis, etiology/harm/causation, and prognosis. Each chapter has objectives, suggested activities, a quiz, critical thinking questions, and exercises.
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  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 210.82 x 271.78 x 12.7mm | 520g
  • Philadelphia, United States
  • English
  • w. 53 figs.
  • 0781765331
  • 9780781765336
  • 1,960,655

Table of contents

Preface Chapter 1: Introduction to Evidence-Based Decision Making Chapter 2: PICO: Asking Good Questions Skill 1: Converting Information Needs/Problems Into Clinical Questions So That They Can Be Answered Chapter 3: Research Design and Sources of Evidence Chapter 4: Levels of Evidence Chapter 5 Finding the Evidence: Using PICO to Guide the Search Skill 2: Conducting a Computerized Search with Maximum Efficiency for Finding the Best External Evidence with Which to Answer the Question Chapter 6: Critical Appraisal of the Evidence Skill 3: Critically Appraising the Evidence for its Validity and Usefulness Chapter 7: Evaluating Web-Based Health Information Chapter 8: Applying the Evidence to Practice Skill 4: Applying the Results of the Appraisal, or Evidence, in Clinical Practice Chapter 9: Evaluating the Process and Your Performance Skill 5: Evaluating the Process and Your Performance Appendix: Complete EBDM Worksheet Glossary Index
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