Medicine And Books

How to Read a Paper: The Basics of Evidence Based Medicine

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.315.7112.891 (Published 04 October 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:891
  1. David C Slawson, associate professor
  1. Department of Family Medicine, University of Virginia Health Sciences Center, Charlottesville, USA

    Trisha Greenhalgh, BMJ Publishing Group, £14.95, pp 196 ISBN 0 7279 1139 2

    Evidence based medicine is clearly a major medical “buzz-phrase” of the 1990s. Much work has already been published on “How to do it,” and, no doubt, clinicians will continue to see much more in the future. Greenhalgh's book is intended for people wishing to “find their way into the medical literature, assess the scientific validity and practical relevance of the articles … and … put the results into practice.” Her extensive experience in teaching evidence based medicine is clearly evident, and her humorous and conversational no-nonsense style is refreshing and delightful.

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