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Evidence-based thinking and why it matters
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Five tips to jumpstart your evidence-based practice

So, you’ve heard of evidence-based medicine, but you’re busy seeing patients and not sure where to start. You don’t have

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"For One Week Only” - Diagnosing high blood pressure in primary care

At the 44th Annual Conference of the Society for Academic Primary Care I presented results from our study to assess

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Why is teaching EBM so damn hard?

Why is teaching EBM so damn hard? A question I ask myself, sometimes event in the midst of a class.

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How medicine is broken, and how we can fix it.

BMJ Editorial by Ben Goldacre and Carl Heneghan The chief medical officer’s review on statins and oseltamivir may look for

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Self-monitoring and self-management of oral anticoagulation in “real world” settings

The Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine has made a strong contribution to the field of oral anticoagulation for over a decade

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Launch of the redesigned James Lind Library - 20th May 2015

The James Lind Library (JLL) – www.jameslindlibrary.org – was created to illustrate the evolution of fair comparisons of treatments, an

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Scientific Research—Thirteen Principles of Faith

The memoirs of great scientists often afford inspirational reading. If I were to choose just one example to recommend, it

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Perepilichny and Gelsemium

The Russian millionaire Alexander Perepilichny, who died suddenly outside his UK home in November 2012, is reported to have had

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Reflections on David Sackett's time at the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine

By Carl Heneghan and colleagues at the Centre: David Sackett, the founder of the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine (CEBM), died

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EBHC Bulletin Trinity Term 2015

Professional Development at Oxford University EBHC Bulletin for Evidence-Based Health Care Programme Alumni and Students A world class programme that

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The evidence, the expert opinions and the reaction: a teaching example

The recent story around exercise and physical activity prompted me to write a blog “Abandon exercise? Only if you believe

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Abandon exercise? Only if you believe unevidenced opinion

This morning the BBC (and other media outlets) ran a headline dissociating any link between rising obesity levels and a

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A VOICE for medical specialties - a paradigm to be heard

All clinical specialties need to grow and develop. I suggest a paradigm to help focus on important ways of doing

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Governance and Transparency at Oxford

  Health and medical science is complex—but oversight is necessary and often lacking. In the modern world health care is

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Overdiagnosis - the growing threat to health

On September 15-17th 2014, academics, doctors, patients and policy makers gathered at the University of Oxford to discuss an ever-growing

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