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Evidence-based thinking and why it matters
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Medications prevent admissions

Which medications prevent emergency hospital admissions? We identified eleven medications that significantly reduced emergency hospital admissions, were supported by high

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Read all about it - Tips for TEBM

A tip for teaching evidence-based medicine – ‘Read all about it’ I have developed a habit for spotting stories that

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The Prosecutor’s Fallacy

Getting the wrong end of the stick: The Prosecutor’s Fallacy We may all be guilty of it at some time

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NEW Short Course in EBHC

Advanced qualitative research methods in Evidence Based Healthcare Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.”

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Physical activity in COPD

Facilitators and barriers to physical activity following pulmonary rehabilitation for COPD We screened 2392 papers and included 14 primary qualitative

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MSc BLOG - Ketamine for DEPR

Ketamine for Depression During my time working with patients we noticed that each patient receiving repeated ketamine infusions often has

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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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