The last book of the series presents step-by-step methodological guidance for systematic reviews of economic evidence select, critique and synthesize data from multiple economic evaluation primary research studies on the economic aspects of healthcare—that are designed to inform healthcare decision making.
The third book of the series explores different sources of knowledge for clinical decision-making; it is frequently the case that knowledge from different sources may be applicable (and/or available) to inform a particular procedure or intervention.
Clinicians have long relied upon diagnostic tests for 'evidence' of the presence or absence of a disease or a condition while policy makers evaluate the value of a particular diagnostic test. This text examines the methodological basis to the synthesis of diagnostic test accuracy data and describes the processes involved in the conduct of a diagnostic test accuracy systematic review.
As the primary focus of this volume, synthesis of evidence related to risk related to a deleterious, adverse outcome and treatment is increasingly important and relevant— evidenced by the increasing number of systematic reviews and meta-analyses appearing in publication.
With methods to synthesize qualitative evidence emerging, this book examines the methodological bases of qualitative synthesis and describes the processes involved in the conduct of a rigorous synthesis of qualitative evidence, with a particular focus on meta- aggregation.
Providing an overview to new reviewers and students, this book contains the fundamental knowledge, principals and processes for the synthesis of quantitative data in reviews of the effectiveness of health care interventions.
The first book of the series seeks to examine the translational research process in relation to the JBI Model of Evidence Based Healthcare – clarifying how the three translation gaps identified in the text and the elements of the JBI Model complement each other in modeling the relationship between the translation science cycle and the pragmatic evidence-based healthcare cycle.