The Doctor's Guide to Critical Appraisal

Authors: Narinder Gosall & Gurpal Gosall
Publisher: PasTest
Published: 2015, 4th edition
Format: 320 pages
ISBN-10: 1905635974
ISBN-13: 978-1905635979

Written by two tutors of The Critical Appraisal Company and published by PasTest, The Doctor’s Guide to Critical Appraisal, Fourth Edition is a comprehensive review of the knowledge and skills you need to appraise clinical research papers. Everything is explained concisely from first principles assuming no prior knowledge.

  • Learn how to identify the strengths and weaknesses of study methods.
  • Understand how to interpret results with confidence.
  • Appreciate which results can make a real difference to your patients.
the doctor's guide to critical appraisal

This new edition expands on the award-winning third edition with more facts and tips packed into 68 new and updated chapters organised in a uniquely logical structure. Every chapter focuses on a single topic and is presented in an easy-to-read format. Clinical scenarios and figures emphasise important principles. New in this edition are over 70 excerpts from real papers to illustrate key concepts.

This book is used by doctors, dentists, nurses, students and researchers worldwide. It will help you to stay up-to-date with the latest evidence, prepare journal club presentations and plan research projects. It is essential reading for many postgraduate exams, including MRCGP, MRCPsych, FRCEM, FRCS, MRCOG, ISFE, MFPH and FPM. It is widely used for preparing for job interview stations in all specialties.

This brand new edition of the award-winning book is your one-stop solution for learning about critical appraisal!


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A winner at the BMA Book Awards


Many texts on statistics and critical appraisal are very dry. I was pleasantly surprised to find myself enjoying reading this book. It is very clearly written and explains the concepts very well. I found the section on interpreting results very useful. This is an excellent review of principles of critical appraisal and more, easily accessible for busy professionals.
2012 BMA Medical Book Awards – Winner of the ‘Basis of Medicine’ category


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