Shedding light on medical research studies

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Health News Review recently reviewed Basics for Evaluating Medical Research Studies: A Simplified Approach by Sheri Ann Strite and Michael E. Stuart, MD.

This new book - of only 112 pages - may help lay readers of medical research studies understand what we are reading. It may also help us cast a more critical eye on media reports about medical studies. It deals with topics such as bias in medical studies, and understanding medical risk. It also attempts to explain insider medical jargon such as "intention to treat analysis" and "number-needed-to-treat".

Read the review here.