Statistics and evidence-based medicine are assessed in most postgraduate and undergraduate medical examinations and degrees in health sciences. All clinicians have to acquire skills in this area. This book aims to provide a brief overview of basic medical statistics and the numerical aspects of evidence-based medicine to give realistic worked examples to illustrate the interpretation of studies relevant to clinical practice and to allow examination practice. It aims to cover all major topics covered in the undergraduate and postgraduate examinations. Each chapter begins with an overview and summary of the main points followed by worked examples and exercises with full answers. It will be ideal for all postgraduate medical examination candidates. Other clincians and undergraduate students in medicine and health sciences will also find it useful.
Table of Contents
Section 1: Getting to grips with the basics. Section 2: The spectrum of how we think about organizations. Section 3: Complexity perspectives on healthcare organization. Section 4: Facilitating emergence in healthcare organizations. Section 5: Going on together in organizations: perspectives on healthcare provision. Section 6: Going on together in organizations: perspectives on whole systems. Section 7: From theory to action: personal perspectives.