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Evidence-based thinking and why it matters
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Rapid POCT for diagnosing HF

Rapid natriuretic peptide tests for diagnosing heart failure The lack of studies in primary care and the paucity of NTproBNP

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Don’t ditch p-values: understand them

‘When did we start thinking that a single study was enough to prove a scientific hypothesis? Richard Stevens, Director of

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MSc BLOG - Cooling therapies & stroke

Cooling in acute stroke management: MSc in EBHC dissertation My dissertation explores the use of cooling therapies in acute stroke.

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Testing in Primary Care

Can you have too much of normal? We recently did a study1 that tried to identify General Practices that ordered

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Trade Secrets of a DPhil in EBHC

Trade Secrets of a DPhil in Evidence-Based Health Care Perspectives from Marcy McCall MacBain, DPhil (Oxon) In 2010, I was

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Tape or Mesh: Take-home messages

What can we learn from the NHS review of Surgery for Prolapse and Stress Urinary Incontinence using Tape or Mesh?

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MSc BLOG - Epilepsy in Childhood & ASD

Epilepsy in Childhood and the Risk of Autism Spectrum Disorder: MSc in EBHC dissertation In my clinical practice, I follow

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Value-based healthcare

What do we mean by Value-based healthcare Louise Hurst and Muir Gray Whilst the resources – time, carbon and money

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We should shorten antibiotic duration

Why we should consider shortening antibiotic duration. Can we achieve better outcomes when we use antibiotics to treat bacterial infections

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UK Flu vaccination programme

Re: Clarification of evidence presented to Parliamentary Science and Technology Committee meeting,  Wednesday 7th March 2018, about the UK Flu

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Psychoactive Drugs & Obesity

Is using psychoactive drugs to treat obesity a good idea? Igho Onakpoya Would you be willing to lose about 5%

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Am I sick or just O.L.D?

Ageing should not be viewed synonymously with disease Elizabeth Thomas When I last visited my 89-year old grandmother, she showed

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Identifying waste: diagnostic tests

Jack O’Sullivan Healthcare systems around the world are desperately searching for ways to reduce costs. High on the agenda of

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EBHC Tutor Profile Sarah Stevens

What was your earliest ambition? When I was about ten years old I wanted to be a writer/ journalist because

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Better late than never:

“Looking back, one thing that would have been especially useful is a list of key biases in health research, with real-world examples,

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