EBM Library – Systematic reviews in policymaking: part 1

  The EBM library signposts some essential reading for the practice of Evidence-Based Medicine. In this part of the library, we highlight papers that reflect the role of systematic reviews in policymaking. Kamal R. Mahtani One of the purposes of conducting systematic reviews is to provide accessible evidence to inform clinical decisions. In healthcare, they […]

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Systematic reviews to reduce research waste

The global spend on biomedical research and development is about $250 billion, so why is so much of it still wasted, asks Kamal R. Mahtani.   The global spend on biomedical research and development is estimated to be about $250 billion (£203 bn; €233 bn) each year—a not insignificant figure. In fact, it roughly equates to the amount that the […]

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