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The What is …? series is intended to demystify some of the terminology, techniques and practices used to assess clinical and economic evidence within healthcare. It contains a range of titles covering:

Health economics


Evidence-based medicine

The NHS and health technology assessment

The series aims to provide healthcare professionals at all levels with essential information to increase their understanding of these complex areas.

Each short article communicates key issues and concepts in a concise and attractive format, with suggestions for further reading provided should a more in-depth understanding be required. The incorporation of both theory and application in each of the titles is intended to help readers underpin their understanding with the clarification that the applications provide. All the titles in the series have been written by highly respected figures from a variety of NHS backgrounds.

The series is currently being updated, with revised titles due for publication in July 2014. Click here to register your interest in the updated What is …? series and receive an exclusive 15% discount.
Titles in the revised series will include:

What is health economics?
What is cost-effectiveness?
What is cost-utility analysis?
What is cost-minimisation analysis?
What is a QALY?
What is sensitivity analysis?
What is a Cox model?
What are confidence intervals and p-values?
What are hazard ratios?
What is Bayesian statistics?
What is evidence-based medicine?
What is a systematic review?
What is meta-analysis?
What is health technology assessment?
What are the HTA processes in the UK?
What is commissioning in the context of NHS reforms?


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