This new edition expands on the award-winning third edition with a modified structure, new and updated chapters, new figures and scenarios and further help with difficult topics. It also includes excerpts from real clinical papers to illustrate key concepts.
The Doctor’s Guide to Critical Appraisal
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This fourth edition of The Doctor's Guide to Critical Appraisal can help you to:
- Develop the knowledge and skills to appraise clinical research papers effectively
- Identify the strengths and weaknesses of study methods
- Interpret results with confidence
- Appreciate which results can make a real difference to your patients
- Prepare journal club presentations
- Plan research projects
- Write literature reviews
- Get ready for job interview stations in all specialties
The Doctor's Guide to Critical Appraisal is used worldwide by doctors, dentists, nurses, medical students and researchers. It provides essential reading for a range of postgraduate examinations, including MRCGP, MRCPsych, FCEM, FRCS, MRCOG, ISFE, MFPH and FPM.
The third edition of this title was the winner of the 'Basis of Medicine' category at the BMA Book Awards, 2012.
About the Authors
Dr Narinder Kaur Gosall BSc (Hons) PhD, Clinical Effectiveness Consultant, Pfizer Limited. Narinder Gosall studied in Liverpool and gained a PhD in Neuropathology after investigating the role of the phrenic nerve in sudden infant death syndrome and intrauterine growth retardation. After working as a university lecturer, she joined the pharmaceutical industry and currently works as a Clinical Effectiveness Consultant for Pfizer Limited. She has extensive experience in teaching critical appraisal skills to doctors and has written more than 20 scientific publications.
Dr Gurpal Singh Gosall MA (Cantab) MB BChir MRCPsych. Consultant General Adult Psychiatrist, Royal Blackburn Hospital, Lancashire. Gurpal Gosall studied medicine at the University of Cambridge and Guy's and St Thomas's Hospitals, London. He was a Psychiatry SHO in Leeds before working as a Specialist Registrar in the Manchester rotation. He now works as a Consultant Psychiatrist in Lancashire Care NHS Trust. He has a long-standing interest in teaching and computing.