Synopses & Reviews
Employs a structured, question-based approach to evaluating clinical drug trials. The book includes eight sharply focused chapters, organized by the typical sections of a published article, and provides a basic overview of how to critique papers describing drug studies. Three chapters cover special topics in scientific literature evaluation. The book's well-established and effective instructional method refines and expands upon the scientific literature evaluation section of Ascione, Manifold and Parenti's textbook, Principles of Drug Information and Scientific Literature Evaluation (1994).
BOOK DESCRIPTIONGrowing out of the author's 20 years of teaching the subject to PharmD students, the book's instructional method is well established and effective. The book refines and expands upon the scientific literature evaluation section of Principles of Drug Information and Scientific Literature Evaluation (1994), a textbook coauthored by Frank J. Ascione, Carol Colvin Manifold, and Mary A. Parenti.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Overview of the Drug Development Process
Chapter 2: The Abstract and Introduction
Chapter 3: Subjects and Research Methods
Chapter 4: Use of Experimental Controls
Chapter 5: Data Collection and Measurement
Chapter 6: Reporting of Study Design Problems
Chapter 7: Presentation of Results
Chapter 8: Discussion and Conclusions
Chapter 9: Pharmacoepidemiological Studies
Chapter 10: Pharmacoeconomic Studies
Chapter 11: Meta-analysis