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Introduction to Health Services Research : A Self-Study Course

Module 5: Quality Filtering and Evidence-Based Medicine and Health (page 2 of 15)
Introduction | Sampling | Assignment | Assessment | Analysis | Interpretation | Extrapolation

Objectives

By the end of this module you will be able to

  • describe the concepts of quality filtering and evidence-based medicine and meta-analysis
  • describe the relationship between quality filtering and clinical guideline development and between quality filtering and meta-analysis
  • discuss the controversies surrounding evidence-based medicine, clinical practice guidelines, and meta-analysis, and
  • discuss the different types of research studies and their uses, strengths and weaknesses
  • apply this learning in your thinking about the five available case studies
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