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DOMAINS



Certain resources are better suited to particular questions.  You will need to know what kind of question you are asking in order to determine which resource you will go to.

The kind of question you are asking will affect how you use particular resources.

The kind of question you are asking will affect the kind of answer you need.

The kind of question you are asking will affect the way you analyze the studies you find.

The kinds of questions we will be looking at in this tutorial are:


Therapy
Questions of treatment in order to achieve some outcome.  May include drugs, surgical intervention, change in diet, counseling, etc.
Diagnosis
Questions of identification of a disorder in a patient presenting with specific symptoms.
Prognosis
Questions of progression of a disease or likelihood of a disease occurring
Harm
Questions of negative impact from an intervention or other exposure
Screening
Questions of identification of a disorder in a population not presenting specific symptoms


There are many other concerns that EBM addresses (e.g. economic analysis, quality of life measurements) that can be explored in some of the other resources listed at the end of this tutorial.


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