Call for papers: Addressing misinformation to promote evidence-informed healthcare

  The pandemic has highlighted an increasingly important phenomenon of the past years: misinformation. This could range from the promotion of treatments supported by very low-quality evidence to claims of effectiveness of interventions that are either unsafe or proven ineffective. The role of opinion leaders, including healthcare professionals, politicians, academics and influencers, among others, seems […]

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BMJ EBM Verdict Tracker

  The EBM Verdict tracker is updated monthly to select the research evidence that can matter to clinical practice: EBM Verdict articles are published in BMJ EBM. EBM Verdict Evidence that helps you come to a definitive conclusion and can be implemented into clinical practice. Introducing the EBM Verdict: research evidence relevant to clinical practice […]

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Evidence Watch: should ‘rooming in’ be the norm?

  Evidence suggests rooming-in should be the norm in hospitals but what factors will limit uptake  Carl Heneghan Here’s what we selected this week: Daily vs intermittent antituberculosis therapy for pulmonary tuberculosis in patients with HIV a randomized clinical trial. JAMA Internal Medicine, 178(4), 485–493. Bottom line:  HIV-positive patients with pulmonary TB receiving antiretroviral therapy, do […]

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Frailty’s impact on mortality

  A systematic review concludes that frailty is a predictor of mortality, but does it aid decision making in practice? Carl Heneghan A recent systematic review included 18 cohort studies including 65,048 participants. The results suggested that higher Frailty index was significantly associated with higher mortality risk. For every 0.01 increase in the index the […]

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