Attitudes to questioning in clinical practice may be changedBMJ 1998; 316 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.316.7143.1535 (Published 16 May 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:1535
- Mary C J Rudolf, Consultant community paediatrician,
- Karen Jones, Research associate
- Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9NP
- Department of Primary Health Care, University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU
EDITOR—Barrie and Ward suggest that a major barrier to the promotion of evidence based health care is the generation of questions by the doctor. 1 2 The figure of only 2.4 questions asked per 10 patients should not astonish those who received a conventional medical education taught by authoritarian seniors in an atmosphere where questioning is not fostered.
While running a course on evidence based child health at Leeds University we collected data that suggest that questioning …