Letters

Authors' redefinition is better but not perfect

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7050.170 (Published 20 July 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:170
  1. Oliver R Dearlove,
  2. Jo Rogers,
  3. Andrew Sharples
  1. Consultant paediatric anaesthetist Registrar Consultant paediatric anaesthetist Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, Pendlebury, Manchester M27 1HA

    EDITOR,—Although David L Sackett and colleagues have attempted to redefine evidence based medicine, they still argue that not everyone can be using it as striking variations in the uptake of treatments remain.1 This look at outcome data raises a further question about outcomes: are cohort mortalities strikingly different in the various regions where uptake is different? We are given data to say whether people are using evidence based medicine but not whether treatment, according to …

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