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Description

The ability to read a paper, judge its quality, the importance of its result, and make a decision about whether to change practice based on the information given is a core skill for all doctors. To be able to do this quickly and efficiently is without doubt a skill needed by all time-pressured emergency physicians and one which is tested in the Fellowship of the College of Emergency Medicine (FCEM) examination.

This book is the essential revision source for all those wanting to pass the critical appraisal section of the FCEM and will be a useful tool for all emergency physicians who want a refresher on critical appraisal, as well as those who wish to excel in their MCEM examination.

  • Become truly competent in critical appraisal
  • Go to the next level and excel with more advanced information provided in Spods' Corner
  • Invaluable help for all those writing their Critical Topic Review
  • Text and practice your knowledge using the two fictitious practice papers
  • Help is at hand via the glossary which explains terms that regularly come up in scientific papers but are often not explained

With its relaxed conversational style yet crammed with essential information, key tips, and advice, this book is an essential purchase for all those wanting to pass and achieve examination success in their FCEM and MCEM examinations.

Contents

THE ‘NITTY-GRITTY’ OF SCIENTIFIC PAPERS. Types of Papers. Understanding Basic Statistics – Data, Describing the Data, Variance, Distribution. Probability and Odds. Statistics in Papers – P Values, Confidence Intervals and Error. Which Statistical Test? Methodology of a Paper. TACKLING SPECIFIC PAPERS. Diagnostic Papers. Therapeutic Papers. Meta-Analyses. PUTTING IT ALL INTO PRACTICE! Dissecting the Scientific Paper – Checklists Versus Summaries. Practice Papers. Appendices.

Author Bio

Duncan Bootland MBBS BSc FCEM

Emergency Medicine Consultant, Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals

Evan Coughlan MBBCh NUI DSEM FCEM

Emergency Medicine Consultant, Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals

Robert Galloway MBBS BSc MRCP FCEM PGCMedEd MAcadMEd

Emergency Medicine Consultant, Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals

Name: Critical Appraisal for FCEM (Paperback)CRC Press 
Description: By Duncan Bootland, Evan Coughlan, Robert Galloway, Stephanie Goubet. The ability to read a paper, judge its quality, the importance of its result, and make a decision about whether to change practice based on the information given is a core skill for all doctors. To be able to do this quickly and efficiently is without...
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