Clinical Epidemiology – The Basics of Evidence Based Medicine

Authors: V. Janout
Authors‘ workplace: Ústav preventivního lékařství LF UP, Olomouc
Published in: Čas. Lék. čes. 2003; : 67-69


Contemporary medicine brings requirement of the best available research evidence for the physician’s decision onthe diagnosis, therapy, prognosis and prevention. Such evidence is provided by clinical epidemiology, whichrepresents the application of principles of the epidemiological methodology into the problems of clinical medicine.The knowledge of basic principles of clinical epidemiology is essential for the use of information of published resultsof medical research and for their proper and critical interpretation.

Key words:
evidence-based medicine, clinical epidemiology, epidemiologic methodology.

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