The following are “evidence-based medicine pointers” for analyzing research studies, culled from AFP’s Journal Club series, which ran from November 1, 2007, through May 15, 2015.
There are two major sections: Types of Studies and Key Concepts When Looking at Research Studies, organized as shown below. Within each section, key words are listed in bold.
Note: See also the EBM Glossaries and MDCalc's glossary of EBM terms(www.mdcalc.com) for additional explanation of terms, studies, and statistical concepts.
TYPES OF STUDIES:
KEY CONCEPTS WHEN LOOKING AT RESEARCH STUDIES:
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