Users’ Guides to the Medical Literature: Essentials of Evidence-Based Clinical Practice (Jama & Archives Journals)

The “essential” companion to the landmark Users’ Guides to the Medical Literature – completely revised and updated!

Evidence-based medicine involves the careful interpretation of medical studies and its clinical application. And no resource helps you do it better-and faster-than Users’ Guides to the Medical Literature: Essentials of Evidence-Based Clinical Practice.

This streamlined reference distills the most clinically-relevant coverage from the parent Users’ Guide into one highly-focused, portable resource. Praised for its clear explanations of detailed statistical and mathematical principles, The Essentials concisely covers all the basic concepts of evidence-based medicine–everything you need to deliver optimal patient care.

It’s a perfect at-a-glance source for busy clinicians and students, helping you distinguish between solid medical evidence and poor medical evidence, tailor evidence-based medicine for each patient, and much more. Now in its second edition, this carry-along quick reference is more clinically relevant-and more essential-than ever!


  • Completely revised and updated with all new coverage of the basic issues in evidence-based medicine in patient care
  • Abundant real-world examples drawn from the medical literature are woven throughout, and include important related principles and pitfalls in using clinical research in patient care decisions
  • Edited by over 60 internationally recognized editors and contributors from around the globe
  • Also look for, a new interactive database for the best practice of evidence based medicine.

Customer Review: A must to have book

Excellent start to understand EBM, well organised. Has alot of excellent examples. You will always go back to this book when you have a question. For all levels.

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