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Evidence-based Medicine

Sujoy Ray

IQ City Medical College

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With ongoing advances and developments in the field of medicine, it is becoming important to collate, concise and bring together new information that is being generated. Thus, we must know the usefulness and applicability of this new evidence. It needs to be accessible to professionals involved in healthcare as well as patients and their families. There are various databases and sources of new evidence but we need to understand the most important ones and use them accordingly. Failure to do so will render all the new developments and evidence unprofitable, and will therefore not benefit all those who it is meant for. This book covers the need of evidence based medicine in today's world. It also gives information about aspects of evidence based medicine in regards to challenges in implementing its recommendations, and areas where it can lead to an improvement. Appropriate examples from the clinical domain/patient experiences will be incorporated when necessary.

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Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: October 30th 2019

Applications to edit the book are assessed and a suitable editor is selected, at which point the process begins.

Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline for chapter proposals: November 20th 2019

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Approved chapters written in full and submitted

Deadline for full chapters: January 19th 2020

Once approved by the academic editor and publishing review team, chapters are written and submitted according to pre-agreed parameters

Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: April 8th 2020

Full chapter manuscripts are screened for plagiarism and undergo a Main Editor Peer Review. Results are sent to authors within 30 days of submission, with suggestions for rounds of revisions.

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Expected publication date: June 7th 2020

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About the editor

Sujoy Ray

IQ City Medical College

Dr. Sujoy Ray holds a MBBS and MD in Psychiatry. He also has the Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. He is currently working as an Assistant Professor at IQ City Medical College, India. Dr. Ray has published many articles and reviews. He has been involved in screening trials and providing clinical answers based on evidence on the subject of Psychiatry. He has regularly participated in medical education programmes and various workshops related to Psychiatry and research methodology. Dr. Ray held presentations at national and international conferences during his undergraduate and residency days. His topics of interest include mood disorders, schizophrenia, delirium and obsessive compulsive disorder.

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