Evidence Synthesis in Healthcare

A Practical Handbook for Clinicians

  • Ara Darzi
  • Thanos Athanasiou

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Kamran Ahmed, Nick Sevdalis, Ara Darzi, Thanos Athanasiou
    Pages 47-65
  3. Srdjan Saso, Sukhmeet S. Panesar, Weiming Siow, Thanos Athanasiou
    Pages 67-113
  4. Catherine M. Jones, Ara Darzi, Thanos Athanasiou
    Pages 115-125
  5. Christopher Rao, Ara Darzi, Thanos Athanasiou
    Pages 127-140
  6. Christopher Rao, Kathie A. Wong, Thanos Athanasiou
    Pages 141-153
  7. Zhifang Ni, Lawrence D. Phillips, George B. Hanna
    Pages 155-168
  8. Sukhmeet S. Panesar, Srdjan Saso, Thanos Athanasiou
    Pages 169-199
  9. Catherine M. Jones, Ara Darzi, Thanos Athanasiou
    Pages 201-219
  10. Christopher Rao, Ara Darzi, Thanos Athanasiou
    Pages 221-267
  11. Christopher Rao, Sejal Jiwan, Thanos Athanasiou
    Pages 269-291
  12. Zhifang Ni, Lawrence D. Phillips, George B. Hanna
    Pages 293-318
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 319-326

About this book

Introduction

Evidence Synthesis in Healthcare – a Practical Handbook for Clinicians is the first book to reveal the field of Evidence Synthesis, by combining multiple sources of quantitative and qualitative data to derive the best evidence for use in healthcare.  Through the use of clearly explained examples and practical explanations, Evidence Synthesis in Healthcare – a Practical Handbook for Clinicians describes the practical tools, techniques, uses and policy considerations of evidence synthesis techniques in modern healthcare practice.

 

Written and edited by recognised experts in the subject area, this book provides the reader with a compendium of knowledge and information. Evidence Synthesis in Healthcare – a Practical Handbook for Clinicians is a valuable reference tool for a broad audience of clinicians, policy-makers, healthcare statisticians and economists. It is relevant for both experts and beginners in the field of healthcare evidence, practice and policy.

 

Professor Lord Ara Darzi, HonFREng FMedSci, is the Head of Division of Surgery, Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, London, UK. Professor Darzi was knighted by the Queen as a Knight Commander of the most excellent Order of the British Empire (KBE) in December 2002.

 

Mr Thanos Athanasiou, PhD MD FETCS, is Reader in Surgery at Imperial College London, London, UK and Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon at Hammersmith and St Mary’s Hospitals, London, UK.

Keywords

Decision Analysis Evidence Synthesis Healthcare Meta-analysis Statistical methodology

Editors and affiliations

  • Ara Darzi
    • 1
  • Thanos Athanasiou
    • 2
  1. 1.St. Mary' Hospital London, Dept. Biosurgery & Surgical TechnologyImperial College LondonLondonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.St. Mary' Hospital London, Dept. Biosurgery & Surgical TechnologyImperial College LondonLondonUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-85729-206-3
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-0-85729-175-2
  • Online ISBN 978-0-85729-206-3
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