From Novice to Professionals

read-paperA textbook outlining everything you need to know about clinical based research. In the medical field, evidence based findings speak much louder than theories, and are useful for further research as well as providing accurate information to patients. How to Read a Paper: The Basics of Evidence-Based Medicine 5th Edition will explain how to critically read such publications, and evaluate their findings.

From Novice to Professionals

This textbook is written so that it can easily be read by both novices and professionals alike. Not only does it provide conceptual text, but further explanations are often offered through diagrams and illustrations. Each chapter includes a helpful checklist that summarizes everything discussed in the chapter, and makes it easy to feel confident that you have gathered all the information necessary from the book. There are endless examples provided of how to use evidence-based findings in a patient centered manner through everyday medical practice. Many references are also included, backing the information provided and allowing you to further your research outside of the textbook.

New Edition

This is the 5th edition of the book, and was released earlier this year. Being the 5th version of the book, it includes many updates on the previous four versions as well as many new illustrations and examples. Obsolete information has been updated, allowing for readers to stay up to date on the most current information. It makes many references to recent developments in the medical field, and explains many new components of current practice. Two new chapters are provided that covers the criticism of current evidence-based medical practices, providing many reference-backed answers and professional responses.


Being a highly regarded text, How to Read a Paper: The Basics of Evidence-Based Medicine 5th Edition is now a common textbook used in nursing classes across Australia. It’s also a prominent guide used by novices learning the medical field. This textbook is used to better understand the world of evidence-based medicine and gain a stronger vocabulary so that it’s possible to understand complicated readings further on in your education. How to Read a Paper: The Basics of Evidence-Based Medicine is also a good reference for further research into evidence-based medical practices.

About the Author

Trish Greenhalgh is the primary author of How to Read a Paper: The Basics of Evidence-Based Medicine 5th Edition. She is internationally recognized for practising GP and her academics in health care. In January of 2015 she joined the Nullfield Department of Primary Care for Health Sciences. Before, she worked at the Queen Mary University of London as a professor of Primary Care and the Dean of Research Impact. She is currently on several research project teams including SCALS, VOCAL, RAMESES-II, as well as a systematic review team specializing in measuring the impact of medical research. Trish is part of the Green Templeton College, as she works as a GP assistant within the Oxford Health Centre. She takes a lot of feedback from prospective students, but currently has a waiting list for meetings due to the extensive amount of applications received.