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Title Clinical research methods for surgeons / edited by David F. Penson, John Wei.
Imprint Totowa, N.J. : Humana Press, 2006.

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Subject Medicine -- Research -- Methodology.
General Surgery -- methods.
Biomedical Research -- methods.
Research Design.
Alt Name Penson, David F.
Wei, John.
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 336 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Planning the research / Eugene Blackstone -- Ethical issues in clinical research / David F. Penson -- Budget development and staffing / Judith Fine and Peter C. Albertsen -- Non randomized interventional study designs (quasi-experimental designs) / David Axelrod, Rodney Hayward -- Randomized clinical trials of surgical procedures / Michael P. Porter -- Use of observational databases (registries) in research / Deborah P. Lubeck -- Risk adjustment / William G. Henderson and Shukri F. Khuri -- Basic statistical methods / David Etzioni, Nadia Howlader, and Ruth Etzioni -- Survival analyses / Rodney L. Dunn and John T. Wei -- Assessing the performance and validity of diagnostic tests and screening programs / David C. Miller, Rodney L. Dunn, and John T. Wei -- Secondary data analyses / Andrew Rosenberg, MaryLou VH Greenfield, and Justin B. Dimick -- Traditional outcome measures / Aruna V. Sarma, and Julie C. McLaughlin -- Health-related quality of life / Mark Litwin -- Measuring patient satisfaction / Arvin Koruthu George and Martin G. Sanda -- Quality of care / Jessica B. O'Connell and Clifford Y. Ko -- Cost-effectiveness analyses / Lynn Stothers -- Qualitative research / Donna L. Berry, Sally L. Maliski, and William J. Ellis -- Systematic reviews and meta-analyses / Timothy J. Wilt and Howard A. Fink.
Summary Provides a guide for interpreting published clinical research. This book is useful for the surgeon who wishes to conduct clinical research either to answer scientific, hypothesis-driven questions or simply to evaluate one's quality of care.
ISBN 1588293262 (alk. paper)
9781588293268 (alk. paper)
9781597452304 (electronic bk.)
1597452300 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 9786610832712
OCLC # 173623683
Additional Format Print version: Clinical research methods for surgeons. Totowa, N.J. : Humana Press, 2006 1588293262 9781588293268 (DLC) 2006002639 (OCoLC)62178374

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