Healthcare Informatics and Information Synthesis: Developing and Applying Clinical Knowledge to Improve Outcomes by John W. Williamson
- Hardcover: 704 pages
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0761908242
- Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc; 1st edition (December 20, 2001)
"Comprehensive, thoughtful, and well-organized . . . an excellent guide to searching, evaluating, organizing, and reporting the results of information syntheses." --CANADIAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH As healthcare policy and practice turn toward the use of evidence-based medicine, there is a heightened need for resources that cover the process of research synthesis for the purpose of healthcare outcome improvement. Healthcare Informatics and Information Synthesis integrates the conceptual and procedural dimensions of research synthesis in each of the five stages of the process to produce step-by-step instructions for clinically applicable research syntheses. Explicit instructions are given for tasks ranging from computing a kappa to aggregating effect sizes. The authors provide seven detailed meta-analytic examples that cover a variety of data types, ranging from mean differences to odds ratios, allowing the reader to replicate the results exactly.
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