Evidence Based Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Focusing on practical, patient related issues, this volume provides the basic concepts of Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) as they relate to Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and presents various practical applications. It includes EBM concepts for use in the identification of cost-effective panels of...

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Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Other Authors: Marchevsky, Alberto M. (Editor), Wick, Mark (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: New York, NY Springer New York 2011, 2011
Edition:1st ed. 2011
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction to Evidence-Based Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.- Evidence-Based Pathology: A Stable Set of Principles for a Rapidly Evolving Specialty
  • What Is Best Evidence in Pathology?- Biostatistics 101.-Prognostication and Prediction in Anatomic Pathology: Carcinoma of the Breast as an Illustrative Model
  • Principles of Classification and Diagnosis in Anatomic Pathology and the Inevitability of Problem Cases.- Evaluating Oncopathological Studies: The Need to Evaluate the Internal and External Validity of Study Results.- Power Analysis and Sample Sizes in Pathology Research.- Meta-Analysis: A Statistical Method to Integrate Information Provided by Different Studies
  • Decision Analysis and Decision Support Systems in Anatomic Pathology
  • Evidence-Based Approach to Evaluate Information Published in the Pathology Literature and Integrate It with Personal Experience
  • Evidence-Based Cell Pathology Re-visited:  A Personal View.- Development of Evidence-Based Diagnostic Criteria and Prognostic/Predictive Models: Experience at Cedars Sinai Medical Center.- Evaluation and Reduction of Diagnostic Errors in Pathology Using an Evidence-Based Approach.-  Metaanalysis 101 for Pathologists
  • Evidence-Based Practices in Applied Immunohistochemistry: Dilemmas Caused by Cross-Purposes.- Evidence-Based Pathology and Laboratory Medicine in the Molecular Pathology Era: Transition of Tests from the Research Bench into Practice.- The Use of Decision Analysis Tools for the Selection of Clinical Laboratory Tests: Developing Diagnostic and Forecasting Models Using Laboratory Evidence.- Implementation and Benefits of Computerized Physician Order Entry and Evidence-Based Clinical Decision Support Systems.- Evidence-Based Pathology and Tort Law: How Do They Compare?-. Index