Evidence-Based Medicine

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7046.1610b (Published 22 June 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1610

Reviews may not be sufficiently critical of evidence

  1. Jammi N Rao,
  2. J D Middleton
  1. Consultant in public health Director of public health Sandwell Health Authority, West Bromwich, West Midlands B70 9LD

    EDITOR,—The deficiencies of the approach taken by Evidence-Based Medicine in reviewing research papers, pointed out by NJ Pearson and colleagues,1 are highlighted by the almost diametrically opposite conclusions reached in its review of a recent trial of interferon beta-1b2 and in a more thorough review of the same evidence in the Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin.3

    The review in the Drug and Therapeutics …

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