The Randomised Controlled Trial (RCT) is the ‘gold standard’ in evidence-based medicine, representing the highest levels of evidence
Confidence intervals are the range around the sample mean within which you predict the means of the population to lie
OVERVIEW In general terms, validity is “the quality of being true or correct”, it refers to the strength of results and how accurately they reflect the real world. Thus ‘validity’ can have quite different meanings depending on the context! Reliability is distinct from validity, in that it refers to the consistency or repeatability of results Two […]
Diagnostic tests and terms: sensitivity; specificity; positive predictive value; negative predictive value; likelihood ratio; receiver operator characteristic curve (ROC curve)
In part one of a series on clinical trials, David Denman discusses CONSORT diagrams and the CONSORT statement using the DECRA trial as an example.
We recently featured a video on what could turn out to be the emergency medicine/ critical care ‘Trial of the Year’… That’s right, the FEAST Trial:
Have a DOI, PMID or URL for a paper you need to read? University library not a subscriber? Then Sci-Hub Open Access may come in handy…
How often does a junior medical officer (or in-fact one of your senior colleagues) in your ED have four attempts at intubating a patient before he, or she, finally succeeds?
American ER Doc Gone Walkabout Episode 026 Wise use of EBM makes us much more reasonable Doctors. I meet a young woman, previously healthy… She’s had a little fever, some congestion, has been coughing and sneezing for a few days, and now her chest hurts. She’s been a little wheezy and minimally dyspneic with exertion. […]
Research and Reviews (R&R) in the FastLane: experts worldwide tell us what they think is worth reading from emergency medicine and critical care literature