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Evidence-based thinking and why it matters.
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More Marketing than medical evidence: infrared thermometers to screen for COVID-19

Margaret McCartney, Carl Heneghan Many restaurants, theatres and offices are using infrared thermometers to get the country back to work.

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How many minutes is your neighbourhood?

The post-COVID era has generated the driving force to make 15-minute neighbiurhoods a form of planning a rational possibility and plausible strategy.

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What Does Effective Leadership Mean to YOU?

Sean Heneghan and Kamal R. Mahtani The authors lead the University of Oxford Evidence-Based Healthcare Leadership Programme. Recent world events

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PGCert Teaching Evidence-Based Health Care Update

PgCert Teaching Evidence-Based Health Care Course Director, Dr David Nunan, reflects on the first year of the course, and maintaining

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Living in Harmony with Nature

If we can use the current pandemic as a catalyst to address the longer-term silent killer of climate change, while engendering healthier behaviour in the short term, then we will avoid a knee-jerk reaction, and future-proof our response for the next generation.

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Learning in the time of Coronavirus

The delivery of the lectures upheld the rich tradition of excellence; the tutors and students cultivated an avenue for communication and collaboration. I knew this was Oxford.

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Tip for data extraction for meta-analysis - 30

Sensitivity analysis Kathy Taylor Some of the estimates that I’ve given might seem a bit iffy, or you might be

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Tip for data extraction for meta-analysis - 29

Other approaches to dealing with diverse continuous outcome data. By Kathy Taylor

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Tip for data extraction for meta-analysis - 28

What if the study only reports an effect estimate? Kathy Taylor Previously, I highlighted a list of ways where you

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Smoking in acute respiratory infections

Does smoking increase the risk of acute respiratory infections? Jamie Hartmann-Boyce, Nicola Lindson Verdict: Yes. Smoking is a risk factor

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Can gardens, libraries and museums improve wellbeing through social prescribing?

Oxford University’s world-class gardens, libraries and museums could benefit the health and wellbeing of Oxfordshire residents through “social prescribing”

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Tip for data extraction for meta-analysis - 27

I highlighted a list of ways where, when extracting data for meta-analysis of continuous outcomes, you might find that a summary statistic that you want is missing.

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What does it take to be a leader in evidence-based healthcare?

Director of the Evidence-Based Health Care Leadership Programme Kamal Mahtani reflects on what it takes to be a leader in evidence-based healthcare. 

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PGCert in TEBHC: thoughts from a current student

Paediatrician Veerle Langenhorst gathers some thoughts about his current PGCert in TEBHC experience.

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Tip for data extraction for meta-analysis – 26

What if you’re missing a standard deviation and only a similar summary statistic is given? Kathy Taylor Previously, I highlighted

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