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Evidence-Based Practice in Primary Care

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7191.1150 (Published 24 April 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1150
  1. Tom Fahey, senior lecturer in general practice
  1. Department of Primary Health Care, University of Bristol

    Ed Leone Ridsdale

    Harcourt Brace, £17.50, pp 176


    ISBN 0 443 05889 X

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    Using external evidence to inform clinical decision making is now acknowledged as an important and necessary ingredient of good clinical practice. However, using external evidence depends on formulating an answerable question, finding and appraising evidence, and applying the evidence to the individual patient. Leone Ridsdale is to be congratulated on editing a relevant and accessible book that shows how evidence based medicine …

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