David Sackett’s four worries about observational evidence

  EBM students, if you haven’t already seen this paper then it’s a must-read: Why Did the Randomized Clinical Trial Become the Primary Focus of My Career?  Carl Heneghan The late David Sackett, the first Director of CEBM, undertook, wrote about and researched the methods of randomized controlled trials for most of his career. Why? […]

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EBM library: Systematic reviews to support humanitarian medicine

The EBM library signposts some essential reading for the practice of Evidence-Based Medicine. In this part of the library, we highlight the role of systematic reviews in humanitarian medicine. Kamal Mahtani Systematic reviews have made significant contributions to the pool of best available evidence in healthcare. In a previous post, I explored the importance of […]

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EBM library: Systematic reviews in policymaking – part 2

  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 Mahtani In part 1 of this series two papers highlighted why systematic reviews are important in policymaking, and some challenges this may bring. In […]

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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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