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Title It's great! oops, no it isn't : why clinical research can't guarantee the right medical answers / Ronald R. Gauch.
Imprint [New York, N.Y.] : Springer Science + Business Media, ©2009.


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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 298 pages)
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-281) and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
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Subject Clinical medicine -- Research -- Methodology.
Clinical trials.
Medicine -- Research -- Methodology.
Clinical Trials as Topic -- methods.
Biomedical Research -- methods.
Research Design.
Statistics as Topic -- methods.
public health
biomedische wetenschappen
life sciences
toegepaste statistiek
applied statistics
Medicine (General)
Geneeskunde (algemeen)
Contents Medical Research -- Searching for Answers; The Case-Control Method -- Looking Backwards; The Cohort Study -- Watchful Waiting; The Clinical Trial -The Gold Standard; Comparing the Methods -- Qualitative Differences; The Protocol -- The Guiding Light; The Control Group -- Leveling the Playing Field; Measurements -- They'ever Exact; Bias Control -- A Closer Look at Blinding and Randomization; Utility -- Are Clinical Trial Results Useful?; Research Discrimination -- Inadequately Tested Populations; Seven Deadly Flaws -- The Clinical Trials' Achilles' Heel; Statistics -- Was the Finding Significant?
Analysis Issues -- A Lot of ChoicesMeta Analysis -- An Alternative to Large Trials; Research Results That Clashed -- What's the Right Answer?; Hormone Replacement Therapy -- The Silver Bullet That Misfired; Publishing -- Getting the Word Out to Doctors; The Public Forum -- Sharing the News with the Public; Product Development -- Getting Discoveries to the Market; Medical Innovations -- Regulators, Resources and Results; Science and Politics -- A Troubling Mixture; Research Misconduct -- Irresistible Temptation; Postmarketing Surveillance -- An Imperfect System; Regulatory Reform -- Changes Needed.
Journey's End -- A Call for Action.
Summary Dissects medical research methodology and through an inquiry into its triumphs and tragedies explains why correct answers are so hard to achieve. This book teaches readers why the quest for knowledge through clinical trials is fraught with problems that even the best researchers cannot overcome.
Other Title Print version: Gauch, Ronald R. It's great! oops, no it isn't. [New York, N.Y.] : Springer Science + Business Media, ©2009 9781402089060 1402089066
Other Title Why clinical research can't guarantee the right medical answers