Evidence-Based Practice: Toward Optimizing Clinical Outcomes

  • Francesco Chiappelli

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. The Science of Research Synthesis in Clinical Decision-Making

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Francesco Chiappelli, Xenia M. C. Brant, Oluwadayo O. Oluwadara, Negoita Neagos, Manisha Harish Ramchandani
      Pages 3-16
    3. Alfred A. Bartolucci, William B. Hillegass
      Pages 17-33
    4. Cristiano Susin, Alex Nogueira Haas, Cassiano Kuchenbecker Rösing
      Pages 35-50
  3. Making Evidence-Based Decisions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. Corazon B. Cajulis, Pauline S. Beam, Susan M. Davis
      Pages 53-66
    3. Clovis Mariano Faggion Jr., Stefan M. Listl, Marc Schmitter
      Pages 67-78
    4. Oladimeji Adeniyi Akadiri, Wasiu Lanre Adeyemo
      Pages 107-130
  4. Evidence-Based Practice: Toward Clinical Outcomes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 132-132
    2. Oladimeji Adeniyi Akadiri, Babatunde Olayemi Akinbami, Abiodun Olubayo Fasola
      Pages 133-147
    3. Pier Francesco Nocini, Giuseppe Verlato, Daniele De Santis, Andrea Frustaci, Giovanni De Manzoni, Antonio De Gemmis et al.
      Pages 149-171
    4. Francesco Giuseppe Foschi, Fabio Caputo, Anna Chiara Dall’Aglio, Giorgio Zoli, Mauro Bernardi, Francesco Chiappellli et al.
      Pages 173-183
    5. Ricardo Viana Bessa-Nogueira, Janaina Andrade Lima Salmos-Brito, Belmiro Cavalcanti do Egito Vasconcelos, Richard Niederman
      Pages 185-193
    6. Marco Esposito, Maria Gabriella Grusovin, Pietro Felice, Georgios Karatzopoulos, Helen V. Worthington, Paul Coulthard
      Pages 195-218
  5. Conclusion: Toward Optimization of the Evidence-Based Paradigm in Medicine and Dentistry

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 220-220
    2. Sergio Frustaci, Gian Maria Miolo, Angela Buonadonna, Diana Crivellari, Simona Scalone
      Pages 221-241
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 249-251

About this book


Health care is witnessing an explosion of fundamental, clinical and translational research evidence. The emerging paradigm of evidence-based health care rests on the judicious integration of the patient needs/wants, the provider's expertise, and the best available research evidence in the treatment plan. The purpose of this book is to discuss the promise and the limitations of incorporating the best available evidence in clinical practice. It seeks to characterize and define how best available research evidence can be used in clinical practice and to what respect it applies to current public health issues.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Francesco Chiappelli
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Dentistry, Div. Oral Biology & MedicineUniversity of California, Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-05024-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-05025-1
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