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Evidence Based Medicine: Learn more about EBM

Find specific resources aimed to help you apply the principles of evidence based medicine

Learning more about EBM

  • How to Read a Paper - by Trish Greenhalgh; published in BMJ

Getting your bearings

How to read a paper: the MEDLINE database

Papers that report drug trials

Papers that report on diagnostic or screening tests

Papers that summarize other papers (systematic reviews and meta-analyses)

  • Help with Statistics

Carney S, Doll H. Introduction to biostatistics: Part 1. Measurement scales and their summary statistics. ACP J Club, 2005 Jul-Aug; 143 (1): A8 – A9.

Carney S, Doll H. Introduction to biostatistics: Part 2. Measures of association as used to address therapy, harm, and etiology questions. ACP J Club, 2005 Sep-Oct; 143 (2): A8 – A9.

Doll H, Carney S. Introduction to biostatistics: Part 3. Statistical approaches to uncertainty: P values and confidence intervals unpacked. ACP J Club, 2006 May-Jun; 144 (3): A8 – A9.

Israni, RK. Guide to Biostatistics. medpagetoday.com, retrieved 7/12/16

  • Review Articles selected from Southern Medical Journal Special Issue on EBM (March 2012)

Morris, MJ, Fewell, AE, Oleszewski, RT. Evidence-based medicine: Specific skills necessary for developing expertise in critical appraisal. Southern Med J, 2012 March; 105(3):115-119.

Mansi, IA. Statistics for the nonstatistician: A primer for reading clinical studies. Southern Med J, 2012 March; 105(3):120-125.

Wissing, DR, Timm D. Statistics for the nonstatistician: Part I.  Southern Med J, 2012 March; 105(3): 126-130.

Hou, W, Carden, D. Statistics for the nonstatistician: Part II. Southern Med J, 2012 March; 105(3): 131-135.

Timm, DF, Banks, DE, McLarty, J. Critical appraisal process: Step-by-step. Southern Medical Journal, 2012 March; 105(3):1440148.

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