Edited by: Robert DiCenzo, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS
Whether you are interpreting the medical literature to optimize patient care, improve health outcomes, or generate hypothesis for research, an understanding of biostatistics is essential for success. Despite exposure to
biostatistics in undergraduate and professional education, pharmacists tend to be less confident in their knowledge of biostatistics and their ability to interpret the medical literature than in their clinical skills. This book
was developed to bolster the pharmacist’s knowledge and confidence for using biostatistical tools for interpreting the literature.
With material drawn from ACCP’s renowned Pharmacotherapy Self-Assessment Program (PSAP) and the live pharmacotherapy preparatory course Updates in Therapeutics, editor Robert DiCenzo, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS, has designed this
review to support pharmacists’ preparation for the Pharmacotherapy and Ambulatory Care Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) examinations.
Contents of the guide include:
Section I. Basics of Biostatistics and Statistical Tests
Chapter: Basics of Biostatistics
Chapter: Choosing the Appropriate Statistical Test
Section II: Literature Interpretation and Application to Patient Care
Chapter: Interpreting Results from Clinical Trials
Each chapter includes:
- A selected bibliography
- Self-assessment questions designed to test your understanding of the material
Answers to the self-assessment questions are included in the back of the book. A table of helpful equations appears at the front of the book.
Pharmacists new to practice or seasoned practitioners wanting to refresh their understanding of biostatistics and literature evaluation will all benefit from this helpful guide.
ISBN: 978-1-932658-78-1; 2011; 182 pages; softbound
|Clinical Pharmacist’s Guide to Biostatistics and Literature Evaluation