Using Scientific Information to Improve Quality of Health Care

Published in: Doing More Good Than Harm: The Evaluation of Health Care Interventions, Warren K. S., Mosteller F., eds. (New York, NY: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1993), v. 703, p. 74-85

Posted on RAND.org on January 01, 1993

by Robert H. Brook

Discusses types of clinical evidence; quality of evidence and judgments of quality; types and designs of clinical trials; synoptic information (reviews, overviews, meta-analyses); journals and the press in disseminating information; evidence in medical education and practice; and financing evidence-producing research.

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