Blog posts by Guest

DPhil in Evidence-Based Health Care

The part-time DPhil regulations normally require a minimum of six years’ part-time study (equivalent to two years’ full-time) up to

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OpenPrescribing – new measures now available

We’ve been spending some time at OpenPrescribing designing a set of new measures to identify interesting variations in prescribing behaviour

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My EBM Christmas Wish

That school teachers receive better support from the EBM community, enabling them to take advantage of opportunities to teach EBM

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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 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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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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Beyond the buffet table: celebrating the past to inform the future

The Cochrane Tobacco Addiction Group (CTAG) is one of Cochrane’s editorial groups specialising in evidence synthesis for the prevention and

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MSc Student Blog: Development of a Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine in Uganda, and the Role of a Health Partnership

Development of a Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine at Makerere University College of Health Sciences in Uganda : The role of

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MSc Student Blog: Stopping Delirium in the Intensive Care Unit

A few months ago, I had the opportunity to develop a programme in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) to help

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MSc Student Blog: From Ignorance to Enlightenment, my personal journal to EBHC

Please allow me to paraphrase a statement I read years ago: some places give you a career, but Oxford gives

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MSc Student Blog: Advice on Admissions

Congratulations on your admission into the University of Oxford!  Now what? Why do I keep receiving duplicate letters? How do

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The widespread dangers of bad medicine

Guy Collender, Head of Alumni Communications and Marketing at the University of Oxford, reports from the Harms in Healthcare event,

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All I wanted to do was to improve my spelling.

My arrival at the University of Oxford has been very unexpected: all I wanted to do was to improve my

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Time-dependent bias in oseltamivir

Time-dependent bias is not an issue in randomised studies as treatment (including placebo) is given at the beginning of follow

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