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Logarithms (frequently referred to as ‘logs’) are often used in statistics.
Most of the research on the way that bacterial skin infections present in older adults has been performed in hospital–based studies. Together with a team of researchers at the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, Oxford, we decided to find out what research has been done in this area in the community setting so that the findings would be relevant to GPs.
What if the sensitivity or specificity is also not reported?
Stephanie Tierney and Kamal R Mahtani
Systematic reviews of quantitative research are a staple of decision-making for those providing and commissioning services.
What if the prevalence is also not reported?
Getting the health outcomes we want depends on how we allocate and use the resources available…
Marie, Chair of the Association for Children Damaged by Hormone Pregnancy Tests, responds to the publication of a systematic review on oral hormone pregnancy tests and the risks of congenital malformations.
What can you do if the 2×2 classification table in a diagnostic accuracy study is not reported?
A new blog series offering tips for data extraction.
This makes for a great teaching session: demonstrating the importance of proper application of critical appraisal skills in discerning what the evidence does or does not tell us…
Carl recommends five strategies to build your skills in teaching EBM…
Luis Eduardo Fontes
“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”
The 12 days of calories are upon us…
Daniel and Dor
Students on the Practice of Evidence-Based Health Care module reflect on their experience…
It’s that time of year again when temptations abound Christmas lunches, dinners and drinks…