Evidence-Based Health Care Workbook: For individual and by Anna Donald, Trisha Greenhalgh

By Anna Donald, Trisha Greenhalgh

(BMJ Books) Workbook built from the direction fabric ready for the London Workshops on instructing facts established well-being Care. those workshops were operating due to the fact that February 1996 and are in line with a version initially constructed by way of McMaster collage within the early Nineties. makes use of formerly released papers within the British scientific magazine. Softcover.

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We have observed that students and doctors who begin to learn evidence based medicine become adept at generating their own questions and following them through with efficient literature searches. For example, learners quickly learn to pick out good review articles and to use resources such as the ACP Journal Club when they are appropriate to the question being asked. 26 Another advantage of evidence based medicine is that it can be learnt by people from different backgrounds and at any stage in their careers.

BMJ 1998; 317: 200–3. THE FOUR-PART CLINICAL QUESTION Scott Richardson and Dave Sackett produced an elegant and widely applicable framework for generating the kind of question that will enable you to retrieve high-quality and relevant material from the clinical literature (see Further Reading for references). The sequence is as follows: 1. List all the main questions arising from your clinical problem. 2. Select those that are potentially answerable from information in the research literature (as opposed to, for example, the clinical case notes, the patient’s values and preferences or details of local health care services).

BMJ 1999; 318: 96–100. Sackett D, Richardson WS, Rosenberg W, Haynes RB. Evidence-based medicine: how to practise and teach EBM. London: Churchill Livingstone, 1997. See in particular Chapter 1: How to ask clinical questions you can answer, pages 21–36. " Medical beliefs, and the clinical practices that are based on them, are a case in point. Debate continues as to whether scientific evidence alone is sufficient to guide medical decision making, but few doctors would dispute that finding and understanding relevant research based evidence is increasingly necessary in clinical practice.

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