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By Bengt D. Furberg MD, PhD, Curt D. Furberg MD, PhD (auth.)

The aim of this ebook is to make its readers larger trained and extra severe shoppers of scientific study to aid them realize the strengths and the weaknesses of medical courses. In doing so, the reader can be capable of distinguish patient-important and methodologically sound reviews from these having obstacles in layout, behavior and interpretation.

There aren't any must haves for studying this booklet. The textual content is simple and has no statistical formulation. Key take-home messages are indexed on the finish of every bankruptcy. the big variety of cartoons has reasons: First, to make the textual content more straightforward to learn and generate a couple of laughs and, moment, to underscore particular issues, occasionally in a provocative way.

Bengt D. Furberg, MD, PhD is board-certified in inner drugs. After spending a decade as clinical director within the pharmaceutical undefined, he now serves as scientific advisor, comparing the security and efficacy of pharmaceutical items and scientific units and selling evidence-based medication. His brother, Curt D. Furberg, MD, PhD, is Professor within the department of Public future health Sciences, Wake woodland collage institution of drugs, Winston-Salem, NC, united states. After arriving within the usa from Sweden, he labored on the nationwide center, Lung, and Blood Institute of the nationwide Institutes of health and wellbeing for 12 years. he's co-author of Fundamentals of scientific Trials with Lawrence M. Friedman and David L. DeMets. His components of curiosity are scientific trials, evidence-based medication and drug defense. The authors have obtained a lot in their wisdom approximately medical stories throughout the "trial and blunder" technique. therefore, they've got own event with some of the difficulties they describe.

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