50 Studies Every Doctor Should Know presents key studies that have shaped the practice of medicine. Selected using a rigorous methodology, the studies cover topics ranging from dieting to cardiovascular disease, insomnia to obstetrics. For each study, a concise summary is presented with an emphasis on the results and limitations of the study, and its implications for practice. Brief information on other relevant studies is provided, and an illustrative clinical case concludes each review. A section of review questions and answers is included at the back of the book to ensure that readers take away the key messages from each study. This book is a must-read for health care professionals and anyone who wants to learn more about the data behind clinical practice.
- The majority of the study summaries have been reviewed for accuracy by the original study authors
- Each chapter starts with a quotation putting the findings in context
- Each study is supplemented by a clinical case which allows readers to apply research findings to real-world situations
- Review questions and answers are included
This is a highly valuable starting point for medical students and those in residency training, but the book is also useful for anyone interested in evidence-based medical practice and for policymakers who need a starting point to understand current medical decision-making. ― Doody’s Notes
About the Author
Medical Director for Innovation, AltaMed Health Services and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar, Department of Internal Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles.