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“Squidgy” Guidelines: What are they and what can we do about them?

Ever tried to catch a jellyfish? Or squeeze a squid in your hand? Or wrestle with an octopus?  You can’t

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How to laugh in the face of propensity (part two)

In my previous blog I discussed the booming popularity of propensity score methods, and the claims made for them by enthusiasts. 

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Automated devices for measuring BP at high altitude: how accurate are the readings?

Have you ever wondered whether your blood pressure would be the same if measured at high altitude? In order to

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How to run user testing, and what we learned from doing it on OpenPrescribing

  How do you know if your product is really working for users? You can guess, you can ask them,

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Did the evidence really not support the introduction of low fat dietary guidance before 1983?

As part of our work in the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine we take an active interest in the quality of

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Why we need Evidence for Aid

  In humanitarian disasters  you need people with acute trauma care skills to find and rescue those who can be

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Preventing Overdiagnosis – Where are we now?

This guest blog was written by Dr David Warriner, a Cardiology Registrar, who has attended each Preventing Overdiagnosis conference since its

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How to laugh in the face of propensity

Sometimes colleagues ask me whether they should use “propensity scores” in their next study.  I’m far from an expert in

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A Historical Perspective of the EBM Evolution in Gaza

Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) emerged in the 1990s at McMaster University, Canada, and travelled to Oxford University in the United Kingdom

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#PODC2016 has raised the bar for research

This guest blog was written by Juan V. A. Franco from Centro Cochrane, who attended Preventing Overdiagnosis 2016 in Barcelona.

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Can Hippocrates prevent overdiagnosis?

  Hippocrates’ infamous oath echoed around Barcelona’s International Convention Centre throughout the fourth Preventing Overdiagnosis conference, held this past week.

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TEBM – not just about the EBM

Having participated in the Teaching Evidence-Based Medicine course in 2015, I was delighted to be asked back to deliver a

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An Introduction to Systematic Reviews in the Humanitarian Sector

New one day course – An introduction to systematic reviews in the humanitarian sector Building on his successful and popular

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Ethics and Evidence

  The importance of evidence to guide humanitarian action is increasingly recognised. Evidence Aid aims to promote an evidence-based approach

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Richard Stevens: "Why would you base medical decisions on anything but evidence?"

Professor Richard Stevens is Course Director for the MSc in EBHC Medical Statistics.  What was your earliest ambition? When I

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