1. Introduction

  1. John WD McDonald Professor of Medicine1,
  2. Andrew K Burroughs Professor of Hepatology Consultant Physician/Hepatologist2,
  3. Brian G Feagan Professor of Medicine1 and
  4. M Brian Fennerty Professor of Medicine3
  1. John WD McDonald Professor of Medicine1,
  2. Andrew K Burroughs Professor of Hepatology Consultant Physician/Hepatologist2,
  3. Brian G Feagan Professor of Medicine1 and
  4. M Brian Fennerty Professor of Medicine3

Published Online: 22 JUL 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444314403.ch1

Evidence-Based Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Third Edition

Evidence-Based Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Third Edition

How to Cite

McDonald, J. W., Burroughs, A. K., Feagan, B. G. and Fennerty, M. B. (2010) Introduction, in Evidence-Based Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Third Edition (eds J. W. McDonald, A. K. Burroughs, B. G. Feagan and M. B. Fennerty), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444314403.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Robarts Clinical Trials, Robarts Research Unit, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

  2. 2

    The Royal Free Sheila Sherlock Liver Centre, Royal Free Hospital, and University College London, London, UK

  3. 3

    Oregon Health and Science University, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Portland, Oregon, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Robarts Clinical Trials, Robarts Research Unit, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

  2. 2

    The Royal Free Sheila Sherlock Liver Centre, Royal Free Hospital, and University College London, London, UK

  3. 3

    Oregon Health and Science University, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Portland, Oregon, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 JUL 2010
  2. Published Print: 10 SEP 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405181938

Online ISBN: 9781444314403

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Keywords:

  • What is evidence-based gastroenterology and hepatology?;
  • Clinical decision making in gastroenterology and hepatology;
  • Application of a diagnostic test;
  • Recommendations concerning therapy;
  • Are the results of this study valid?;
  • Are the results of this valid study important?;
  • Are these results applicable to my patient?;
  • Are the results of this meta-analysis valid and reliable?;
  • Are these results applicable to our patient example?;
  • Rationale for a book on evidence-based gastroenterology and hepatology

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • What is evidence-based gastroenterology and hepatology?

  • Clinical decision making in gastroenterology and hepatology

  • Application of a diagnostic test

  • Offering a prognosis

  • Recommendations concerning therapy

  • Are the results of this study valid?

  • Are the results of this valid study important?

  • Are these results applicable to my patient?

  • Are the results of this meta-analysis valid and reliable?

  • Are these results applicable to our patient example?

  • Rationale for a book on evidence-based gastroenterology and hepatology

  • References