The What is …? series

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
  • Statistics
  • 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.

Revised in 2009 to reflect the latest thinking and cover topical new areas, the What is …? series now includes 23 titles.