Five reasons why diagnostic studies fail

  The number of studies assessing the diagnostic accuracy of tests is growing rapidly, but many studies fail to impact on practice due to five fundamental flaws in their methods. Jack O’Sullivan Diagnostic accuracy studies aim to determine how good a new test is at diagnosing a disease compared with a current test. To do this, […]

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Oxygen in heart attack: has practice caught up with the evidence?

  Use of oxygen in heart attack patients has remained uncertain for over 40 years, but clinical practice has only recently caught up with the evidence. Carl Heneghan My Oxford Handbook of Acute Medicine – getting rather old now, like me – states to give oxygen in the initial management of myocardial infarction. Oxygen was routine […]

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BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine Strategy

  BMJ EBM publishes original evidence-based research, insights and opinions on what matters for health care. Carl Heneghan, Editor in Chief, BMJ EBM The BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine strategy focuses on the tools, methods, and concepts that are basic and central to practising evidence-based medicine.     How we deliver relevant, trustworthy and impactful evidence: By Disseminating relevant research: saving […]

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