Each chapter is organised in a similar way, providing a structured approach to reading and understanding research articles or commercial product information. In this respect, Evidence-Based Dentistry is designed as an introduction to understanding published research and its implications for the dental surgery; rather than as a guide on undertaking research.
Table of Contents
1. Evidence-based dentistry; what it is and how to practice it
2. Counting people; understanding percentages and proportions
3. Taking measurements on people
4. Comparing groups and examining associations
5. Assessing the effectiveness of treatments
6. Determining risk factors for and causes of disease
7. Detecting disease
8. Comparison of different research studies
9. Reviewing all the evidence
About the Author
Allan Hackshaw established and led the course on evidence-based dentistry at Barts & the London School of Dentistry and is now deputy-director of the cancer trials centre at University College London. Elizabeth Paul is a Lecturer at the UCL cancer trials centre. Elizabeth Davenport is Professor of Dental Education, Barts & the London School of Dentistry.