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Evidence-based thinking and why it matters.
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Logarithms and log-transformations

Kathy Taylor

Logarithms (frequently referred to as ‘logs’) are often used in statistics.

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Bacterial skin infections in older adults – don’t make a rash diagnosis…

Kome Gbinigie

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.

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Tip for data extraction in meta-analysis - 3

Kathy Taylor

What if the sensitivity or specificity is also not reported?

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What have qualitative systematic reviews ever done for us?

Stephanie Tierney and Kamal R Mahtani

Systematic reviews of quantitative research are a staple of decision-making for those providing and commissioning services.

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Tip for data extraction in meta-analysis - 2

Kathy Taylor

What if the prevalence is also not reported?

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How can we get value-based healthcare?

Louise Hurst

Getting the health outcomes we want depends on how we allocate and use the resources available…

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Oral hormone pregnancy tests and the risks of congenital malformations: a patient perspective

Marie Lyon

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.

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Tip for data extraction in meta-analysis - 1

Kathy Taylor

What can you do if the 2×2 classification table in a diagnostic accuracy study is not reported?

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Do you find data extraction in meta-analysis frustrating?

Kathy Taylor

A new blog series offering tips for data extraction.

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Salt reduction in heart failure: where has the uncertainty come from?

David Nunan

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…

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Strategies for ‘Great Teaching’ in Evidence-Based Medicine

Carl Heneghan

Carl recommends five strategies to build your skills in teaching EBM…

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Oxford’s Teaching EBM course: a landmark in my EBM education

Luis Eduardo Fontes

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”

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Advent Cal(ories)

David Nunan

The 12 days of calories are upon us…

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MSc in EBHC: A “breakthrough” in evidence appraisal

Daniel and Dor

Students on the Practice of Evidence-Based Health Care module reflect on their experience…

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Statistics and alternate reality: one more mince pie can't hurt, can it?

Sarah Lay-Flurrie

It’s that time of year again when temptations abound Christmas lunches, dinners and drinks…

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