1. Content and Objectives
Different types of clinical analgesic trials and their key features
Systemic reviews and meta-analysis
2. Required Readings
The Cochrane Collaboration - http://www.cochrane.org
Wittink H, Wiffen P, Carr DB. Evidence-based medicine in pain management. Chapter 2. In: Berman S (ed.). Approaches to Pain Management: An Essential Guide for Clinical Leaders . Oakbrook Terrace, IL: Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations; 2003:21-33.
Petticrew M. Systematic reviews from astronomy to zoology: Myths and misconceptions. BMJ 2001;322:98-101.
Cook DJ, Mulrow CD, and Haynes RB. Systematic reviews: synthesis of best evidence for clinical decisions. Ann Intern Med 1997;126:376-380.