BMJ EBM Spotlight Blog

We run a dedicated blog site that provides debate, analysis, and opinion on trusted evidence that matters for better healthcare. Our blogs take a critical approach to interpreting evidence that is directly related to patient care decisions and actions.

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Blogs are written by authors of accepted papers to summarise the main messages of those research. We believe in being critical, thoughtful and analytical in our approach to producing content.

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We have twelve simple principles for creating great content. All our content keeps it simple, keeps it short and is written clearly.

We ask our authors to  discuss what difference the results of this evidence, if any, might make to patient care.

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