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Evidence-based thinking and why it matters
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Launching two new MSc in Evidence-Based Health Care Programmes

On Tuesday 21st February, we held an event at St Anne’s College, Oxford, launching our two new MSc in Evidence-Based

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Improving drug regulation when medicines are suspected to have caused deaths

Drug regulatory authorities sometimes withdraw medicines from the market when they are suspected to have caused deaths – but when

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Complex reviews and health economics: what’s the connection?

“Health is bad for you. That’s what many economists believe” – Richard Horton, Editor of The Lancet   This kind

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Expanding evidence-based methods courses for health care professionals

“Evidence-based health care has taken root as one of the central pillars of modern medicine. The delivery of health care

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A CRASH course on the importance of systematic reviews in healthcare

“The notion of systematic review – looking at the totality of evidence – is quietly one of the most important

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OpenPrescribing – new measures now available

We’ve been spending some time at OpenPrescribing designing a set of new measures to identify interesting variations in prescribing behaviour

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Evidence in the face of adversity: studying psychological interventions in humanitarian settings

Conducting high-quality research in humanitarian settings is challenging but possible. We must find ways to meet these challenges and do

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School Projects

The EvIdeNce into Schools and TEachINg (EinSTein) project involves taking the methods of EBM into schools to foster critical thinking.

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BLOGS

Evidence-Based thinking and why it matters. Click through to read the latest from our EBM Bloggers. Articles range from Introducing you to

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Explaining absolute and relative effect sizes - in a way you’ll never forget.

“I suppose you could never explain to the most ingenious mollusc that such a creature as the whale existed.” —

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Junior Myth Busters

Can blueberries boost brainpower? Our junior EinSTein myth-busters put health claims to the test. The Daily Mail headline: “A bowl

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5 things to consider before you do a systematic review

Conducting a systematic review can be an interesting but challenging process. Here, Igho Onakpoya and Elizabeth Spencer offer you the

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Acupuncture for baby colic? - here's my gripe

So, is acupuncture the “miracle cure” for babies with colic?     Many parents will know that managing the common

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The NHS is not in crisis – here’s why.

Long waits, job losses and problems with bed-blocking are a systemic problem for the NHS that seemingly won’t go away.

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Unethical placebo controls: time to revise the Declaration of Helsinki

 Jeremy Howick discusses whether it is ethical for clinicians to recommend that their patients sign up for a trial, even

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