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Instructor: Ken Schmader, MD
Email: schma001@mc.duke.edu

Read: Chapter 7: Therapy

Learning goals:

  • Describe the basic design of a randomized controlled trial and its advantages and disadvantages for examining the effectiveness of a given therapy.
  • Explain the rationale of each of the validity criteria set forth in the Critical Appraisal Worksheet.
  • Understand the magnitude and precision of results and be able to describe them to patients with respect to both benefits and risks.
  • Logically apply evidence for therapy in clinical practice.

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