Foundations of Evidence-Based Medicine

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Contents
A Word from the Author xiii
Section I How do we See Things in Medicine
Chapter 1 How do we see medicine, health and disease? A basic set of rules and fundamental paradigms3
Introductory comments 4
1.1 The art and science of medicine 5
1.2 The goals of medicine and its ensuing strategies: Health protection, disease prevention, and 7 health promotion
1.3 How do we define and understand health and disease 8
1.4 Conclusions. Understanding the remaining chapters of this book 13
References 13
Chapter 2 The work of physicians with individuals and communities. Epidemiology and other partners in evidence-based medicine15
2.1 Common logic in dealing with individual patients and communities 16
2.2 Patterns of reasoning in practice and research and key ways to decisions 18
2.3 Related fields in research and practice 22
2.4 Conclusions. Fulfilling the Hippocratic oath 38
References 40
Chapter 3 The logic of modern medicine. Reasoning and underlying concepts45
3.1 Logic in medicine 46
3.2 Logic around us 46
3.3 Uncertainty and probability in medicine 53
3.4 Conclusions 62
References 63

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