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Evidence-based thinking and why it matters
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Why a medical statistics MSc for clinicians and other healthcare professionals?

Richard Bright’s paper of 1833, a series of case reports from his clinical practice, is thought to be the first

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How to give a talk you can remember, and your audience will understand

Making a phenomenal speech takes years of practice, knowledge gathering, and a good bit of confidence – but preparing for,

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Graduate Entry Medicine: EBM and Research Methods

2016 October 2016 Lecture 1 Introduction to Evidence-Based Medicine 2017 February 2017 Lecture 2 Critical Appraisal of Randomised Controlled Trials February 2017

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CEBM at Christmas

Christmas Lists & New Years Resolutions: Improving the development, dissemination and implementation of research evidence for better health.  Did you know

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Fertility treatments lack evidence: BBC Panorama

Inside Britain’s Fertility Business BBC Panorama, 28th Nov 2016  Exclusive new research by the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine shows a worrying

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When I use a word . . . Presidential rhetoric

The main current meaning of rhetoric is “the art of using language effectively so as to persuade or influence others”

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“Squidgy” Guidelines: What are they and what can we do about them?

Ever tried to catch a jellyfish? Or squeeze a squid in your hand? Or wrestle with an octopus?  You can’t

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How to laugh in the face of propensity (part two)

In my previous blog I discussed the booming popularity of propensity score methods, and the claims made for them by enthusiasts. 

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Automated devices for measuring BP at high altitude: how accurate are the readings?

Have you ever wondered whether your blood pressure would be the same if measured at high altitude? In order to

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How to run user testing, and what we learned from doing it on OpenPrescribing

  How do you know if your product is really working for users? You can guess, you can ask them,

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Did the evidence really not support the introduction of low fat dietary guidance before 1983?

As part of our work in the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine we take an active interest in the quality of

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Why we need Evidence for Aid

  In humanitarian disasters  you need people with acute trauma care skills to find and rescue those who can be

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Preventing Overdiagnosis – Where are we now?

This guest blog was written by Dr David Warriner, a Cardiology Registrar, who has attended each Preventing Overdiagnosis conference since its

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How to laugh in the face of propensity

Sometimes colleagues ask me whether they should use “propensity scores” in their next study.  I’m far from an expert in

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A Historical Perspective of the EBM Evolution in Gaza

Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) emerged in the 1990s at McMaster University, Canada, and travelled to Oxford University in the United Kingdom

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