Oxford Handbook of Clinical and Healthcare Research

ISBN : 9780199608478

Sumantra Ray; Sue Fitzpatrick; Rajna Golubic; Susan Fisher; Sarah Gibbings
608 Pages
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100 x 180 mm
Pub date
Mar 2016
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The Oxford Handbook of Clinical and Healthcare Research is a practical, concise, and easy-to-use reference for the full range of clinical and healthcare research topics, while incorporating evidence based medicine. Comprehensively providing a wide breadth of knowledge, this handbook clearly covers both the qualitative and quantitative aspects. This handbook includes clear instructions on the legislative requirements as well as the practical requirements of commissioning, conducting, analysing, and reporting research for those in clinical or healthcare practice, education or training. This book has been written with Good Clinical Practice (GCP) education in mind, giving valuable information needed for the accredited certificates and diploma-level benchmark exams now commonly required by employers. Whether you need practical advice on setting up and running a trial, negotiating regulations, learning vital research skills, or to study the underpinning concepts of research methods, this handbook will give you the vital information, clinical evidence, and guidance you need.


1 Research - How and Why
2 Basic concepts in biostatistics and epidemiology
3 Quantitative and clinical / epidemiological methods
4 Qualitative methods
5 Evidence Based Medicine (EBM)
6 Critical appraisal
7 Clinical Audit
8 Setting the scene and ICH-GCP in clinical and healthcare research
9 Informed consent in a research setting
10 Ethics of clinical and healthcare research: general considerations, Mental Capacity Act, Human Tissue Act
11 Role and Responsibilities: Investigators and Research Team
12 Role and Responsibilities: Sponsor
13 Monitoring
14 Clinical Trial Design
15 Clinical Trial Protocols: Study Protocol
16 Data Capture Tools: Case Report Form (CRF)
17 Clinical Trial Supplies: IMPs
18 IMP Accountability
19 Safety Reporting
20 Data management
21 Research Project Management
22 Essential Documents
23 Archiving
24 Audits and Inspections
25 Fraud and Misconduct
26 Authorship
27 Publication process
28 Start-up toolkit: from funding an idea, through implementation, to achieving an impact

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