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Introduction to Health Services Research : A Self-Study Course

Module 5: Quality Filtering and Evidence-Based Medicine and Health (page 4 of 15)
Introduction | Sampling | Assignment | Assessment | Analysis | Interpretation | Extrapolation

Key Takeaway Terms in Alphabetical Order

These terms are used in this module. To go to the section of the module where the term is used, select the link. Note: Definitions may not be available. Think of this page as a mini-index to the module.

Use the glossaries and Enrichment Section for more information.

A-LM-Z
Adverse effects
Analysis (of research data)
Analysis section (of a journal article)
Assessment
Assignment
Association (among variables)
Biologic plausibility
Blinding
CABS
Case-mix
Causal relationship
Clinical guidelines
Coding conventions
Confounders
Consistency of the association
Critical appraisal skills
Dose-response relationship
Evidence-based medicine
Evidence-based health
Experimental studies
Expert opinion
Extrapolation / Extrapolating
Generalizations
Gold standard
Groups
Health characteristics
Inference testing
Interpretation
Length of stay (LOS)
Lost to follow-up

Masking
Medicare
Meta-analyses
Methods section (of a journal article)
MRFIT Study
p value
PTCA
Quality filtering
Random sampling
Randomized clinical trials
Recall bias
Relationships (between variables)
Relative risk
Rural residents
Sample
Sample size
Socioeconomic status (SES)
Statistical methods
Statistical significance
Statistical testing
Strength (of the association between variables)
Urban residents
Variation
Watchful waiting

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