Questions about prognosis: Examples of appraisals from different health professions

Tammy C Hoffmann, Marilyn Baird, John Bennett, Malcolm Boyle, Jeff S. Coombes, Mark R. Elkins, Lisa Nissen, Sheena Reilly, Claire Rickard, Sharon L Sanders

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Abstract

This chapter is an accompaniment to the previous chapter (Chapter 8) where the steps involved in answering a clinical question about prognosis were explained. In order to further help you learn howto deal with prognostic clinical questions when they arise and appraise the evidence, this chapter contains a number of worked examples of questions about prognosis from a range of health professions. The worked examples in this chapter follow the same format as the examples in Chapter 5. In addition, as with the worked examples that were written for Chapter 5, the authors of the worked examples in this chapter were asked not to choose a systematic review (for the reason that was explained in Chapter 5),but instead to find the next best available level of evidence to answer the prognostic question that was generated from the clinical scenario.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication Evidence-Based Practice Across the Health Professions
EditorsTammy Hoffmann, Sally Bennett, Chris del Mar
Place of PublicationChatswood, Australia
PublisherElsevier
Pages195-220
Number of pages26
Edition2nd
ISBN (Print)9780729541350
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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    Hoffmann, T., Bennett, S. & Del Mar, C., 2013, 2nd ed. Sydney: Elsevier. 349 p.

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    Hoffmann, T. C., Baird, M., Bennett, J., Boyle, M., Coombes, J. S., Elkins, M. R., Nissen, L., Reilly, S., Rickard, C., & Sanders, S. L. (2013). Questions about prognosis: Examples of appraisals from different health professions. In T. Hoffmann, S. Bennett, & C. del Mar (Eds.), Evidence-Based Practice Across the Health Professions (2nd ed., pp. 195-220). Elsevier.