Questions about diagnosis: Examples of appraisals from different health professions

Chris B Del Mar, Sally Bennett, Malcolm Boyle, Jeff S. Coombes, Mark R. Elkins, Angela Morgan, Lisa M. Nissen, Claire Rickard, Sharon L Sanders, Michal Schneider-Kolsky, Jemma Skeat

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingOther chapter contributionResearchpeer-review

Abstract

This chapter accompanies the previous chapter (Chapter 6) where the steps involved in answering a clinical question about diagnosis or assessment were explained. In order to further help you learn how to appraise the evidence for this type of question, this chapter contains a number of worked examples
of questions about diagnosis from a range of health professions. These worked examples follow the same format as those in Chapter 5. As with the worked examples that are in Chapter 5, the authors of the worked examples in this chapter were also asked not to choose a systematic review, but to instead find and use the next best available level of evidence to answer the clinical question that is in the worked example. This is because it is easier to learn how to appraise a systematic review of test accuracy studies if you have first learnt how to appraise a study about test accuracy. Chapter 12 will help you to learn how to appraise a systematic review
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEvidence Based Practice: Across the Health Professions
Place of PublicationChatswood
PublisherElsevier
Pages153-176
Number of pages24
Edition2nd
ISBN (Print)9780729541350
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Questions about diagnosis: Examples of appraisals from different health professions'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this