Bringing the best evidence to the point of care

Paul P. Glasziou

in Oxford Textbook of Medicine

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Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780199204854
Published online May 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199570973 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Bringing the best evidence to the point of care

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You must always be students, learning and unlearning till your life’s end.

Joseph Lister

Neither our memories nor our textbooks are complete and up to date with all the research relevant to the patients we will see today. The scattering of necessary research across a vast ocean of literature makes it inaccessible at the point of clinical decision. The consequences for patient care have given rise to the discipline of evidence-based medicine (EBM), whose two central concerns are with the quality of research evidence and with its appropriate usage in clinical care....

Chapter.  4914 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Clinical Medicine

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