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Evidence-based thinking and why it matters
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What makes a good clinical question? A Fellow’s view.

Observation studies have shown that primary care physicians generate approximately 10 to 15 questions per day of practice (Covell, 1985; Ely,

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More than just learning

According to Wickepedia “The first documented handshake in human history appears on the monument of Kalhu, showing the Assyrian king Shalmaneser III and Marduk-zakir-šumi I

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Problems and Progress in EBHC

While evidence-based medicine (EBM) developed over 20 years ago to meet the needs of healthcare systems at that time, there

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A Life-Long Learner Finds a Niche in Teaching Evidence-Based Dentistry

I have been in dental education for 22 years, teaching prosthodontics (prosthetic dentistry) at The University of Texas Health Science

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The growing problem of Overdiagnosis

When I first heard the concept of overdiagnosis my initial thoughts were that surely such a concept couldn’t exist: either

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Looking for lower value and overuse

On Saturday the 13th of September I gave a talk at the Value in Healthcare forum, ran by Sir Muir

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Testing Times in the Kitchen: the 2 by 2 Battenberg cake

Beth Shinkins, now part of the CEBM staff, recently passed her DPhil (PhD) – a great excuse to get baking

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Introduction to EBM for medical students

The start of the 2014 academic year for clinical medical students involves a host of talks about what they can

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Connecting with Saudi Arabia

In June, Drs. Zulfa Al Rayess and Amena Munshi spent a week at Oxford University while attending the Evidence based

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Weight loss supplements: do they work?

An offshoot of the increased prevalence of overweight and obese individuals is the proliferation, in shops and on the internet,

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Clinical prediction rules: friend or foe?

What we wanted to know is whether a bunch of general practitioners (GPs) actually know anything about them, do they use them, and if so, do they find them useful?

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The Double-Edged Sword of the Evidence-Based Medicine Renaissance

There is clearly a thirst for a renewed and refreshed version of EBM that helps achieve EBM’s stated aims.

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Evidence Based Medicine and Baking

Evidence Based Medicine and Baking; surely a contender for 2014’s most obscure blog title. For my first post, I’ve opted

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Research drives innovation through knowledge translation

Challenging traditional ways of teaching health professionals about research methods

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The impact of an MSc Evidence-Based Health Care

I was inspired to learn about evidence-based health care to develop sustainable health care for REAL benefits for our patients. I think it will be a long term struggle.
Having Oxford credentials has been a powerful addition to my academic achievements.

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