This book takes a different approach. It is written by clinicians, for clinicians. It takes the reader step by step through the process so that any journal article can be easily read, evidence evaluated and the results - and their reliability - truly understood. By integrating this with knowledge of local skills and resources and patient preference, the reader will be able to apply the best possible care that his or her patients deserve.
This accessible book is suitable for undergraduates and postgraduates of all medical specialties, nursing, paramedics, pharmacists and all allied health professions. It is the ideal reference for anyone needing help writing a clinical topic review, reviewing a paper in a journal club or preparing for a critical appraisal exam. But most importantly, it is essential for those who wish to practice medicine in the best possible way for their patients, using the best evidence, tailored to the individual.
Critical Appraisal for FCEMis the essential revision source for all those who want to pass the critical appraisal section of this exam. It is also required reading for those who want to incorporate evidence-based medicine into their everyday clinical practice.
Helps you become truly competent in critical appraisal Provides information in "Spod’s Corner," which helps you reach the next level and excel Prepares you for the Critical Topic Review Contains two fictional practice papers to test and practise your knowledge
With its relaxed conversational style—yet crammed with essential information, key tips, and advice—this book is indispensable for all those wanting to achieve success in their FCEM and MCEM examinations.