Evaluation of studies of treatment or prevention interventions by, Nicky Cullum, RN, PhD
Robert J. Flaherty , MD
Uses PP-ICONS (Problem, Patient/Population, Intervention, Comparison, Number of Patients, Statistics).
BMJ's How To Read a Paper by, Trisha Greenhalgh
How to Read a Scientific Paper by, John W. Little and Roy Parker
Please Note: Where possible I have provided free links to articles available for free, otherwise these are publications held by Becker Library and you will need to be on a network line or logged into proxy or VPN to access.
Interactive Nomogram from the Centre for Evidence Based Medicine
Diagnostic Test Calculator from Alan Schwartz
This calculator can determine diagnostic test characteristics (sensitivity, specificity, likelihood ratios) and/or determine the post-test probability of disease given given the pre-test probability and test characteristics. Given sample sizes, confidence intervals are also computed.
Risk Reduction Calculator from Alan
Given information about the probability of an outcome under control and experimental treatments, this calculator produces measures of risk increase/decrease and number needed to treat or harm, including confidence intervals. If some patients were lost to follow-up, the calculator provides estimates for several different scenarios.
Cutoffs from Alan
A graphical demonstration of the effect of changing cutoff scores on sensitivity and specificity of a test.
Statistical Testing Thresholds from Alan Schwartz
A graphical demonstration like the above, but written in terms of statistical test theory (type I and II error).
PS: Power Sample and Size Calculation from Dale Plummer and William Dupont and Vanderbilt
Evidence Based Practice Tutorial for Nurses from Penn State
Introduction to Evidence-Based Medicine from Duke University Medical Center Library and Health Sciences Library, UNC-Chapel Hill
Introduction to Evidence-Based Medicine from Boston University