Chapter 1. The Evidence Base for Diabetes Care

  1. William H. Herman1,
  2. Ann Louise Kinmonth2,
  3. Nicholas J. Wareham3 and
  4. Rhys Williams4
  1. William H. Herman1,
  2. Ann Louise Kinmonth2,
  3. Nicholas J. Wareham3 and
  4. Rhys Williams4

Published Online: 12 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470682807.ch1

The Evidence Base for Diabetes Care, Second Edition

The Evidence Base for Diabetes Care, Second Edition

How to Cite

Herman, W. H., Kinmonth, A. L., Wareham, N. J. and Williams, R. (2010) The Evidence Base for Diabetes Care, in The Evidence Base for Diabetes Care, Second Edition (eds W. H. Herman, A. L. Kinmonth, N. J. Wareham and R. Williams), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470682807.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Department of Internal Medicine and Epidemiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

  2. 2

    General Practice and Primary Care Research Unit, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

  3. 3

    MRC Epidemiology Unit, Institute of Metabolic Science, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, UK

  4. 4

    School of Medicine, Swansea University, Swansea, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Internal Medicine and Epidemiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

  2. 2

    General Practice and Primary Care Research Unit, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

  3. 3

    MRC Epidemiology Unit, Institute of Metabolic Science, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, UK

  4. 4

    School of Medicine, Swansea University, Swansea, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 JAN 2010
  2. Published Print: 19 FEB 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470032749

Online ISBN: 9780470682807

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Keywords:

  • evidence base for diabetes care and evidence-based diabetes practice;
  • evidence-based medicine;
  • set of decisions - determining health care for people with diabetes;
  • randomized, controlled clinical trials (RCTs);
  • evidence-based practice;
  • ‘credibility gaps’ between advocates of evidence-based medicine and practitioners in patient care;
  • suggested hierarchies for grading evidence;
  • evidence – of clinicians and epidemiologists;
  • systematic reviews of literature - component of evidence-based practice;
  • Cochrane Collaboration - rigorous, systematic and up-to-date reviews

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Evidence-based medicine

  • Evidence-based practice

  • Evidence-based diabetes practice

  • A brief explanation of terms

  • The hierarchy of evidence

  • This book and how to use it

  • References