Letters

Studies using more sophisticated methods are needed

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7049.114a (Published 13 July 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:114
  1. Richard Meakin,
  2. Margaret Lloyd,
  3. Sue Ward
  1. Senior lecturer in general practice Reader in general practice Academic registrar in general practice Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine, Department of Primary Care and Population Sciences, London NW3 2PF

    EDITOR,—P Gill and colleagues1 to respond to the challenge posed by Ellis et al2 to assess the extent to which evidence forms the basis of practice in settings other than acute hospitals. They comment on the challenges of identifying the evidence and express concerns about its generalisability and applicability. It is not clear from their methodology, however, whether they assessed the quality of the evidence they identified, though they comment generally on …

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